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Irene McGarrity


Head of Research Services

Division: Research & Instructional Support

Department: Research Services

Williston 515

Irene McGarrity


Irene joined LITS as the Head of Research Services in 2023. She works with a talented team of librarians to deliver MHC’s research and instruction program. Irene has a broad and diverse background as an academic librarian, a first year writing program coordinator, a composition and creative writing instructor, and a high school teacher. She is most passionate about humor, reading, writing, music, walking, and yoga. She lives in the Pioneer Valley with her partner and children. 


M.A., English Literature, State University of New York at New Paltz
M.S.I.S., Information Science, State University of New York at Albany
M.F.A, Creative Writing, Institute of Art and Design at New England College Biography