It has been about two months since I joined the staff of Vienna Public Library and I am so excited to be here. I have met many wonderful people and I am pleased and honored to have been received so warmly by the Vienna Community. I recently moved to Vienna from Meigs County Ohio where I have lived most of my life. I am a 2001 graduate of Southern High School in Racine, Ohio. After high school I went on to the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio where I Majored in Psychology. The most extraordinary thing to happen to me during that time though, was that I got a part-time job as a library clerk at the Meigs County District Public Library and a love affair with library services was born.
I loved being surrounded by books and seeing our most dedicated patrons each week. I worked as a Library Clerk with MCDPL for the next decade and knew without a doubt, as time progressed, that working within the library world was my passion in life and that I had found what I was truly great at doing. I worked my way up from part-time circulation clerk to Adult Services Coordinator.
I went on to earn my Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State University in the spring of 2010. I began my career as a West Virginia Librarian later that fall as the Youth Services Director at the South Charleston Public Library. I grew to really enjoy my job duties there which included selecting and organizing materials and creating dynamic programing and story-times for children of all ages. I gained a lot of great experience during my time in South Charleston that would help to prepare me for the next big move in my career as the Director of Library Services at the Vienna Public Library.
I am enjoying very much being a part of the Vienna Community and I hope to serve the members of this community well in the many years to come. I have many ideas for new services and collections here at the Vienna Library and I am looking so forward to being of service to the many loyal patrons Vienna Public Library already has as well as the many members of the community who have not yet discovered this hidden gem in their community.