Maria Bernier

Maria Bernier

Avery Point Campus Library Director

Pronouns She | Her | Hers  

Location Avery Point

As the director of the Avery Point campus library, Maria works with faculty and staff to support student learning and research. She is available to provide information literacy training in classrooms or online and welcomes suggestions for resources to add to the library collection. She worked most recently in the CT State Library’s Division of Library Development, offering grants, helping public libraries expand their broadband access, supporting professional development for the library workforce, and gathering and sharing data about Connecticut’s public libraries. Prior, Maria worked at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Salve Regina University, and Mystic Seaport Museum. She has a BA in English and History from Amherst College, an MSLIS from Simmons University, and an MBA from Salve Regina University. Outside of work, Maria enjoys flower gardening, reading and listening to fiction, and eating good food.

Areas of Expertise

  • Maritime Studies
  • Statewide library services
  • Community engagement
  • Excel


Professional Affiliations

  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Connecticut Chapter (BCALA-CT)
  • Connecticut Library Association (CLA)
  • New England Library Association (NELA)
  • Rhode Island Library Association (RILA)