Jaroslaw  Szurek
Librarian, Chair University Library
Academic Affairs
University Library
430 University Library

A native of Krakow, Poland, Jaroslaw Szurek has worked as a librarian at Samford University since 2003. He is currently the chair of the University Library's cataloging department and a liaison for the School of the Arts.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Master of Science in Information Science, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Master of Arts in Musicology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Liaison Areas

School of the Arts

  • Music
  • Art and Design
  • Theatre and Dance

Selected Publications

  • “Beyond the MLS: Reflections on the Role of Professional and Continued Education for Academic Library Liaisons,” in College & Undergraduate Libraries (with Lance Day)
  • Biographical entries for Encyklopedia muzyczna PWM (a music encyclopedia published in Poland)
  • “Subversive Sounds: Music and Censorship in Communist Poland,” in Music Reference Services Quarterly
  • “Partnering with the Patron.” Making the Transition from Paper to Electronic Journals and Resources, eds. Maria Collins and Patrick L. Carr (with Beth Ashmore)