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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.


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.


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.


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Married John Smayda, July 1, 1978.

George Walter Irvine

Miriam Allen-Irvine Newcomb

John Smayda