Posted by Tully Taylor on 2011-11-17

Jaro Szurek was selected as chair of cataloging and metadata at the Samford University Library, effective Nov. 15. Previously an associate librarian at the library, Szurek will now manage all aspects of cataloging of the library’s resources and review current and new policies and procedures to verify that they are still current and up-to-date.

Szurek joined the Samford library in 2003 as the cataloging/music librarian and was promoted to associate librarian in 2010-2011. He has also taught music appreciation in Samford’s School of the Arts for eight years.

A native of Poland, Szurek received a masters of arts in musicology, which included a bachelor of arts degree, from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and a master of science in information science from the University of Albany-State University of New York.                  

“The library and institution are both pleased and fortunate to have in this position a professional of his caliber with a proven commitment to the Samford mission and community,” said University Library Director Kimmetha Herndon.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.