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For Immediate Release                                                                                 

May 6, 2019






Rochester Hills Public Library Names Allison Sartwell as New Adult Services Manager


(ROCHESTER HILLS- May 6, 2019) The Rochester Hills Public Library announced the appointment of Allison Sartwell, to Adult Services Manager. Sartwell was most recently the teen librarian for RHPL. As manager, Sartwell succeeds, Jessica Parij, who accepted a position at the Canton Public Library as Head of Information Services.

“There are few librarians with both the experience and reputation that Allison brings to the table,” said Director Christine Lind Hage. “She’s already brought invaluable guidance to our team as the head of the teen services, and we look forward to having even greater access to her unmatched depth of knowledge in the field and relationship with our local community.”    

A Rochester native who has lived in the city for most of her life, Sartwell has worked at the RHPL since 2005, serving first as a shelving assistant, then a youth librarian before taking over as our teen librarian. She received her Bachelors of Arts in History at Michigan Technological University and her Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington. This year she served as The Library Network’s Teen Services Committee Chair.

“I’m looking forward to this new opportunity to further RHPL’s commitment to serving our patrons and community. The library plays a vital role in the quality of life here and we are proud to act as a Town Square where people can come to learn and socialize,” said Sartwell.

The Adult Services department offers a variety of databases and services including popular programs like trivia and Books on Tap.


The Rochester Hills Public Library provides life-long learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information. The library serves as a community town square, where over 45,000 monthly visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs including Sunday concerts, a summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, and weekly lectures. The library’s expansive and user-friendly database system allows its 70,000 card holders access to eBooks, movies, and music downloads, language and genealogy services, and consumer reports from the comfort of their own home at no cost. Find more information on Rochester Hills Public Library’s unique offerings at