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The University Welcomes New Director of D'Amour Library

Published: September 28, 2023 | Categories: All News

Elin O'Hara-Gonya

Director of D'Amour Library, Elin O'Hara

Western New England University (WNE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elin O'Hara-Gonya as the new director of D'Amour Library.

O'Hara-Gonya brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with a distinguished 17-year career at SUNY Plattsburgh. Most recently, she served as the director of the Feinberg Library, where she demonstrated exceptional leadership and a commitment to advancing academic resources and services.

O'Hara-Gonya holds a Master of Library Science (MLS) in Academic Librarianship from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh. Her multidisciplinary background uniquely positions her to make a significant impact at Western New England University.

In addition to her role as director of D'Amour Library, O'Hara-Gonya will join the faculty of the Department of Psychology as a professional educator, further enriching the academic community at WNE.

"We are thrilled to welcome Elin to our university community," said Dr. Maria Toyoda, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost. "The modern academic library continues to evolve, and we anticipate learning from her extensive experience and academic background. We look forward to her contributions and leadership as we continue to enhance the educational experience for our students."

O'Hara-Gonya's appointment is a testament to Western New England University's commitment to providing outstanding resources and support to its students, faculty, and staff. The D'Amour Library plays a pivotal role in the university's mission to prepare work-ready and world-ready graduates.