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Susan Irvine Smayda

Susan Irvine Smayda, library director. Named Woman of Year, Wallingford Business and Professional Women, 1990; recipient Special Achievement award, Connecticut Library. Association, 1990; grant, Grolier Corporation, 1988.


  • Smayda, Susan Irvine Daughter of George Walter Irvine and Miriam Allen-Irvine Newcomb.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Connecticut, Storrs, 1974. Master of Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 1982.


    • Editorial library Golf Digest and Tennis Magazine, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1976—1980. Archivist Institute Social Inquiry, Storrs, 1980—1981. Head, community services and publications Walllingford Public Library., 1982—2007.

      Executive director Southington Library. & Museum, since 2007. Facilitator Governors Conference Library and Information Services, Connecticut, 1990.

      Conference co-chair Connecticut Library. Association Conference, 1991—1992. Chairperson Connecticut Library.

      Association Awards Committee, 2002—2004. Member, blue ribbon panel Services to Older Adults, Connecticut, 2003. Co-chair, services to older adults roundtable Connecticut Library.

      Consortium, 2004—2007.


    Denomination: Member Christian Church


    Chair, literacy committee Rotary International, Southington, 2007—2010. Honorary chair, fund doctor United Way Southington, since 2010. Deacon Plantsville Congressional UCC.

    Board member Southington & Cheshire Young Men’s Christian Association, 2008—2010. Member of American Library Association, Connecticut Library. Association.





    • Married John Smayda, July 1, 1978.
    • father: George Walter Irvine
    • mother: Miriam Allen-Irvine Newcomb
    • spouse: John Smayda
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    • 1974
      University Connecticut
    • 1982
      Southern Connecticut State University
    • 1976 - 1980
      Editorial library Golf Digest and Tennis Magazine
      Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      archivist Institute Social Inquiry
    • 1982 - 2007
    • 2007
      executive, director Southington Library & Museum