Lois became the director of the library in the fall of 2015. She orders all adult print materials, supervises the staff, and is passionate about offering more library programming. She is quite fond of cats, chocolate, and her husband (not quite in that order).
Jill celebrated her 20th year with the library in January 2018! She is the assistant director and is also in charge of technical services (processing our new books). She orders all of our inspirational books and audiobooks, she hosts two book groups, and is also our go-to craft person on the staff, but her favorite part of the job is working at the circulation desk! Jill spends her Thursday afternoons running the Milliken Mini-Library.
Kristi has been with the library for over 16 years. She is the children's librarian, responsible for ordering all the children's materials. She also supervises the rest of the children's staff, shares storytime duties, hosts a bookclub for kids, and is the coordinator for the annual Elementary Art Show and our new Artist in Residence program.
Laurel is our teen librarian. She loves to order/read/talk about all the latest/greatest teen books, and would be happy to talk books with you if you don't know which book to choose! She also orders all our adult audiobooks, runs two book clubs, and is our volunteer coordinator. She and Donna have just started a new book club called Books & Brews, which meets at Veteran Brothers Brewery on the third Wednesday of the week. She stays busy!
Donna is our circ desk lead, in charge of training new staff. She also coordinates our yearly summer reading program, hosts a book club, writes a column for the Johnstown Breeze, and coordinates our book displays. She also cohosts our new Books & Brews book club. Donna's dream job? Working as the head of the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark. (But for now, she's happy working here.)
Dylann used to work for us as a page, then two years ago we hired her as a library assistant. Dylann is our resident computer wizard--if we can't figure out how to do something, generally Dylann can. She spends a lot of time at the circulation desk, but also helps out with special programming and is our unofficial library historian. When not working at the library, Dylann is a student at Aims Community College.
Marisa is our sole Spanish speaker on staff. She spends a lot of time at the circulation desk, but also orders Spanish materials for the collection, takes materials to the Milliken drop box, and helps out in hundreds of other small ways. She, like Dylann, is quite tech savvy and smart. In addition to her library duties, Marisa attends school at Aims Community College.
Lovely Delka is from the Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Antigua. She has been a great addition to our staff--she is in charge of Parachute Storytime and Delka's Ducklings lapsit program, and has WAY too much fun reading and playing with her young charges. She is an avid reader/appreciator of romance fiction and orders all our romance books. She also hosts our romance book club.
Gail is one of our substitute librarians. She brightens up the circ desk with her friendly smile and fun sense of humor when one of us can't work our normal shift. Gail is from Montana and spends lots of time with her grandchildren, both here and in Montana. She loves M&Ms!
For years years Monica was one of our most faithful patrons, then a part-time job opened up and she joined our crew! Monica's main job is to help with all our storytimes, but she also works at the circulation desk and is the host of Books & Bricks, our LEGO storytime on Thursdays. We think her creativity and enthusiasm will be great gifts to us in the months ahead!
Lovely Lisa is one of the quieter members of our staff, but don't let that quietness fool you: She's very passionate about books and reading and libraries! She shares multiple storytime duties, is very clever with crafts, and helps out at the circulation desk. We feel very lucky to have Lisa on our staff!
Left to right: Linda Blackmer, Chad Young, Debi Sauer, Sheryl Ballard, and Jenna Hall.