The Kent Memorial Library has announced the addition of Ellen G. Cartledge to its staff as the new marketing and special events director.

Ms. Cartledge, a graduate of Bard College, holds an M.S. in library science from Southern Connecticut State University and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Ms. Cartledge was formerly head librarian at Connecticut Mutual Life in Hartford and Combustion Engineering in Windsor.

She also was field information officer at CML and had her own management consulting firm.

Her most recent employment was at Guy Carpenter and Co., LLC, Hartford.

Ms. Cartledge will coordinate the library's spring lecture series, "The Supreme Court in American Life" (June 2009). For more information, call the library at 860-927-3761 or e-mail Ms. Cartledge at ecartledge@biblio.org.