Great Neck Library Welcomes Back Library Director

Great Neck Library welcomes back Denise Corcoran as Library Director. (Contributed photo)

The Great Neck Library Board of Trustees, administration, staff and community are delighted to welcome back Denise Corcoran to the Library family, upon her return as Library Director.

At the Aug. 24 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board unanimously voted to have Corcoran return as Director of the Library, the same position to which she was originally appointed in January 2018. Corcoran brings to the Great Neck Library a strong background in community library services. She has worn many hats in the various positions she has held in the Queens Library system.

As the Director of Community Library Services, beginning in 2014, she managed and supervised performance and services for twenty community libraries including two teen centers within the Queens Library system. This entailed allocating, overseeing and directing personnel resources, supervising budgets and expenditures, as well as promoting the library through interaction with elected officials, community groups and schools. When working on staff and customer engagement, she was a leader in creating a successful Professional Development series and developing a new Onboarding program.

Prior to this, Corcoran served in the capacity of Community Library Manager for the Cambria Heights Library where she managed all operations including building, staff, budgets, collections and programs. During her career in library services, she also served as a Young Adult Librarian at the Cambria Heights Library where she did collection development, reference services, programs and community outreach.

Corcoran has a Master of Library Science from St. John’s University and Master of Business Administration from Stony Brook University. She holds a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and has a Permanent New York State Teaching Certification in Secondary Education, English for grades 7 to 12. Her awards include two Congressional Achievement Awards for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.

We look forward to working with Denise Corcoran as she shares her expertise to guide the Library forward.

—Submitted by Debbie Feldman for the Great Neck Library

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