March 19th, 2008 by Luis Gonzalez
Mr. Harry E. Johnson, Circulation Manager at the Wexler Library, was one of the 2007 Presidential HEO. Award recipients. This was the first time that a non-HEO (Mr. Johnson’s official title is Information Technology Support Assistant) was selected to receive a Presidential Higher Education Officer Award. Mr. Johnson has been associated with Hunter for his entire professional career. He graduated from the Hunter College Music Department in 1984 and immediately accepted a full-time position in the library where he worked in the Reserve Room & Circulation Desk units for the next 10 years. In 1994, Mr. Johnson was promoted to Circulation Manager of the Wexler Library. Mr. Johnson continues to be an example of professionalism and dedication to his job in providing excellent service to the Hunter College Community. Mr. Johnson also serves as a library representative to CUNY-wide library committees and is the Open Access Policy Coordinator and CLICS coordinator for the Hunter College Libraries.
Following on his love and dedication for music, Mr. Johnson is the founder of the Brownsville Counselors and Sidney E. Austin Academy Cadets Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps, Inc., where has been Director, Percussion and Brass Composer and Arranger since 2000 and teaches music literacy to children and adults.