Scott C. Jarzombek ’99

Scott C. Jarzombek

Outstanding Alum: Impact On Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement

Scott C. Jarzombek has channeled his love of literacy and technology into a career that continues to positively impact and enhance his community. Today, he serves as town librarian for the Fairfield (Connecticut) Public Library, which serves more than 60,000 people.

An alumnus of the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, Jarzombek graduated magna cum laude in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and history. He went on to receive his master’s degree in library and information science from the University at Albany in 2002, and is currently studying public administration. Previous to his role as town librarian in 2021, Jarzombek served as executive director at the Albany Public Library for seven years. Throughout his 24-year career, Jarzombek has held several leadership roles in the library field, including roles in New York state as library director for the Town of North Castle, director of the Pawling Library, and head of youth services at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.

Today, Jarzombek remains an active member of several professional and civic organizations. He currently serves as vice president and president-elect for the Connecticut Library Association, as well as a board member and treasurer for Urban Librarians Unite. He is the chair of the data committee for the Fairfield CARES Community Coalition and has contributed his knowledge and expertise as a member of the City of Albany’s Broadband Commission, co-chair of the Capital Region Chamber’s Nonprofit Executive Dialogue, and as an adjunct lecturer at the University at Albany.

During his time at UHart, Jarzombek was a member and vice president of the Kappa Phi Education Honor Society, and received both the National Presidential Award for Volunteerism and a humanities fellowship for the study of modern philosophy. Since then, he has continued to support the University through the UHart Impact Fund and the Mortensen Library and Harrison University Libraries funds.

Jarzombek and his wife live in Seymour, Connecticut, with their two children.