Marian Fragola

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Director, Program Planning & Outreach


NCSU Libraries



Graduation year:

"Field experiences are key! Meet and talk with professionals in the field."

What was your educational and professional background before coming to SILS?

BA in English; marketing and development; fundraising consulting.

How has your career progressed since you graduated SILS?

Attained professional jobs with high-level responsibilities.

In your current employment, what are your job duties and responsibilities?

Curating and producing high-impact programs for the NCSU Libraries system.

What projects have gotten you most excited and/or what accomplishments have made you the proudest?

Working with faculty, students and scholars to provide visibility for their work.

What were some of your best experiences at SILS??

Interacting with faculty, meeting students who are now my colleagues.

How did your time at SILS prepare you for the future?

Allowed me to earn a degree that is a prerequisite for the type of library jobs I wanted.

What inspires or motivates you?

At work - seeing the amazing work of students.  In my personal life - books

Is there any other information you would like to share, or any advice you would like to offer current or future SILS students?

Field experiences are key! Meet and talk with professionals in the field.