Meet the Director!
Hi! My name is Aaron Wimer, Columbia State library director for Finney Memorial Library. I joined the Columbia State family in August 2016, and I look forward to working with this diverse student and faculty population. I enjoy spending time with my family, our two cats (Athena and Cleo) and playing video games, board games, and miniatures games.
I grew up in a small farming village in western Pennsylvania and attended Grove City Schools before moving into the workforce. I held multiple positions in the restaurant and industrial mill industries prior to attending Butler County Community College to earn my associate degree. I moved to Clarion, Pennsylvania, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a master's degree in library science.
At the close of my academic career, my family and I relocated to Tifton, Georgia where I started my career as a public services librarian. A year and a half later I accepted a position as the outreach/instruction librarian at Southern Polytechnic State University. In 2010 I transitioned to the head of reference position at SPSU where I had the opportunity to grow, learn, and lead alongside other librarians for 6 years. I then accepted my position at Columbia State as the library director, which has been my aspiration throughout my career.
I feel fortunate to have earned this position at Columbia State and look forward to serving the college to the best of my ability. As library director, it is my job to ensure that all of our library users receive the best possible services and resources at all of our locations in order to excel and reach their educational goals. We are constantly expanding our services at the library that currently include reference assistance, chat, two open computer labs, interlibrary loan, information literacy classes and much more. Please stop in and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff, ask about our services and get to know us! We are here to serve you.
Also, we have chocolate. Right, see you in a bit.
For library questions or concerns, please contact me at 931.540.2555, or awimer@ColumbiaState.edu.
See you in the library!