Gladys Jarrett was the first Library faculty member hired at York College, and was one of the original three librarians when the college opened. Her career at York spanned 1967-1985, and she was very likely the first African-American woman to be a Chief Librarian in the City University of New York system.
Drobnicki, John A. 2015, March. York’s founding librarian made h[er]story: Remembering Gladys Jarrett. Academic Affairs Update 9 (2): 1-2.