Rochester Hills Public Library Names Allison Sartwell as New Adult Services Manager

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) announced the appointment of Allison Sartwell, to Adult Services Manager. Sartwell was most recently the teen librarian for RHPL. As manager, Sartwell succeeds, Jessica Parij, who accepted a position at the Canton Public Library as Head of Information Services.

Photo of Allison Sartwell with book selves behind her

Allison Sartwell

“There are few librarians with both the experience and reputation that Allison brings to the table,” said Director Christine Lind Hage. “She’s already brought invaluable guidance to our team as the head of the teen services, and we look forward to having even greater access to her unmatched depth of knowledge in the field and relationship with our local community.”

A Rochester native who has lived in the city for most of her life, Sartwell has worked at the RHPL since 2005, serving first as a shelving assistant, then a youth librarian before taking over as our teen librarian. She received her Bachelors of Arts in History at Michigan Technological University and her Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington. This year she served as The Library Network’s Teen Services Committee Chair.

“I’m looking forward to this new opportunity to further RHPL’s commitment to serving our patrons and community. The library plays a vital role in the quality of life here and we are proud to act as a Town Square where people can come to learn and socialize,” said Sartwell.

The Adult Services department offers a variety of databases and services including popular programs like trivia and Books on Tap.

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