Biography

The Director of Library & Information Services plans and administers programs for the College library and information services. Submits recommendations on library and information service policies and services to governing body, such as Board of Trustees, and implements policy decisions. Reviews and evaluates orders for books, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources. Responsible for collection development and maintenance including books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, archives, special collections, and electronic resources. Participates in the writing of grant proposals. Forecasts library and IT needs for the College. Responsible for federal reporting for Title III grant.

Lorraine Abraham is the Chief Information Officer and Director of the Library at Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. She holds a BA in history from Armstrong Atlantic State University, an MLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, an MA in History from The Ohio State University, and was the first recipient of a Certificate of Specialty in Medieval and Renaissance Studies awarded by The Ohio State University, where she has also completed her doctoral coursework. Ms. Abraham has served on numerous evaluation teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She earned COBIT professional IT certification in 2008. She works as a consultant in media design, Title III implementation and project assessment, and higher education accreditation. She serves on the executive boards of numerous professional and regional organizations such the Independent College Enterprise, Holston Associated Libraries, the Southwest Virginia Technology Council, and is the past president of the the Mid-Atlantic Library Alliance (MALiA), a regional library consortium of more than 175 libraries.

Educational Background

  • B.A. — Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • M.L.I.S. — University of South Carolina
  • M. A. and Certificate of Specialty in Medieval and Renaissance Studies — The Ohio State University