Denise Corcoran was officially appointed Great Neck Library Director during the Board of Trustees meeting that was held on Jan. 16.
Denise Corcoran brings to the Great Neck Library a strong background in community library services. She has held various positions in the Queens Library system.
Since 2014, as the Director of Community Library Services, 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 is working on her Master of Business Administration at 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.
Corcoran will begin her new role as Great Neck Library Director on Feb. 1.