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Darren G. Poley, MA, MS

Interim Director of Falvey Memorial Library

Darren G. Poley

Mr. Darren G. Poley, a librarian at Falvey since 1998, began serving July 1, 2013 as the interim director of the Library. Prior to becoming the interim director, he served as the librarian and leader for the library’s Scholarly Outreach team. Scholarly communication and community development projects handled by the Scholarly Outreach team include the Community Bibliography, online academic journal publishing, and event programming in Falvey. Because of his role in community engagement, he was profiled in the following book: Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library and Information Science.

Poley has also served as a library liaison to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies during his tenure at Falvey. He has taught as an adjunct instructor in that academic department at Villanova University, too. His background is in classical studies and political science, as well as theology and library science. He is on a hiatus from his liaison-team duties while he fills the role of interim library director.

He is a past Chair of the Academic Section of the Catholic Library Association, and has served as an officer of the American Catholic Historical Society. He is the business editor for library and index relations of American Catholic Studies. He has been a guest presenter in the region on a wide variety of aspects of academic librarianship.

Darren Poley earned his BA in Liberal Arts from Gettysburg College. He has a master’s degree in religion from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He was graduated in 1996 from Drexel University’s iSchool with a Master of Science degree in library and information science.


Darren G. Poley
Interim Director
Phone: 610-519-6371
Email: darren.poley@villanova.edu

Margaret Duffy
Manager of Budget & Administrative Services
Phone: 610-519-7087
Email: margaret.m.duffy@villanova.edu

Jeannine Ahern
Business Processes & Administrative Services Specialist
Phone: 610-519-4541
Email: jeannine.ahern@villanova.edu

Jacqueline Smith
Business Processes & Administrative Services Specialist
Phone: 610-519-4281
Email: jacqueline.smith@villanova.edu



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