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Stratford Woman Takes Over As New Assistant Director Of Library

Geri Diorio is the new assistant director of the Stratford Public Library.
Geri Diorio is the new assistant director of the Stratford Public Library. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Geri Diorio is the new assistant director of the Stratford Library.

“I’m excited to be working full time in my hometown library and anxious to help Sheri and the staff make the Stratford Library the best it can be,” Diorio said.  

She fills the previous position held by Sheri Szymanski who was appointed the library’s new director last February.

“We’re very fortunate to have a person of Geri’s expertise on staff at the Stratford Library,” said Szymanski, “and we look forward to working with her as the Stratford Library continues to grow and provide the most current and reliable services to its patrons.” 

Since 2003, Diorio has been teen services librarian and head of children’s services for the Ridgefield Library.

The Stratford resident also reviews books, audiobooks and films for various professional journals, works as a judge for the Audies and serves on the Nutmeg Book Award Steering Committee. 

At the Stratford Library, Diorio previously worked part time in the Children’s, Teen and Adult Reference departments. 

She holds a master of library and information science degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelor of science in media studies, summa cum laude, from Sacred Heart University. 

Her professional affiliations include the American Library Association, Connecticut Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association. 

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