The Library has lost a treasured friend and former staff member with the death of Marion Sullewsky. Known to patrons, staff, and many in the Huntington community as a long-time member of the Adult Reference staff, Marion, who retired from HPL in 2012, brought many talents to her job as a reference librarian. Fluent in four languages and passionate about film, Marion had a certificate in French Language and Literature from the Alliance Francaise and lived in several European countries before moving to the United States as a young woman.
She worked as a translator and for a non-profit film organization before beginning her career as a librarian. During her many years at HPL, Marion developed the library’s exceptional foreign film collection and began a series of mid-day foreign film showings. She was also responsible for overseeing the growth of the library’s business resources and helped transition the collection from print to one utilizing many digital resources. Above all, Marion will be remembered for her unfailing sense of fairness and remarkable sense of humor. She will be missed.