When you come into the library, do you ever wonder who the librarians are, or what they're about? Wonder no more, here we are!
Kathy got her Masters in Library & Information Science at the University of Washington in 2007. As a Children’s Librarian, she loves working with all different ages and watching how the children grow and develop, but gets a total kick when she can put a book in someone’s hand that makes them go “Wow!” She’s always on the lookout for ways to get middle-grade boys excited about reading, and she is the go-to person when a Spanish-speaking patron needs help. She loves reading fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, history, teen fiction and romances.
Mark got his Masters in Library & Information Science in Rhode Island in 1994. What he loves about his job is the challenge of the reference work. He loves sleuthing out the answer and finding what people really need. He maintains our reference section and spends part of his time answering questions as an on-line librarian. He likes to read European fiction, experimental fiction, and mysteries.
Mamie is our Assistant Manager, and got her Masters in Library & Information Science at Kent State (OH) in 2005. She likes the wide variety of tasks that she gets to do, and all the people she can help. She likes to read teen fiction, health and how-to nonfiction, and magazines.
Mary Margaret got her Masters in Library Science at the University of Washington. At the library, she teaches the computer catalog and database class. The favorite part of her job is finding information for people. She likes to read historical fiction, mysteries, science nonfiction, animal nonfiction, history and some science fiction.
Laura got her Masters in Library Science at Indiana University in 2006. As a Teen Librarian, she fortunately loves working with teens. She loves recommending a book to a teen and having them come back and tell her how thrilled they were with it. Then she loves it when a teen turns it around and recommends a book to her. She revels in the creative aspect to her job, including all the fun programs she can put on for the youth in our community. She likes reading all teen fiction, and some of her favorite authors are Shannon Hale and John Green.
Eric received his Masters in Library & Information Science from the University of Washington in 2000. As the branch manager at Marysville, he takes real pleasure in the basic philosophy of libraries: he likes that our libraries are available to everyone in the community who chooses to make use of them. He loves the wide variety of things libraries provide and the variety of people he meets. He most frequently reads contemporary American literary fiction in the traditions of Hemmingway, Stegner, and Roth but enjoys the occasional crime mystery. He keeps his eyes open for outstanding teen and children’s fiction and has found several graphic novels that he enjoyed in recent years.