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Meet Our Staff

Celebrate National Library Week by getting to know your library staff!

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Reference Librarians

Anna

 

 

Anna is the newest face on the Reference team. When she is not at the Info Desk answering questions, she curates the Biographies and Memoirs, Arts, Sports, Recreation, Psychology, Philosophy, and Generalities collections. She also goes out into the community for senior fairs and delivers programming and instruction that meets real-life needs like cybersecurity awareness and finding a job. She is part of a cross-departmental team that has developed the library's "Community Living Room" and "Adult Literacy Program" infographics. She keeps up with news, books, and tech trends by tapping the library's free e-resources: New York Times and RBdigital Magazines.

Recent favorite book:
The Introvert's Complete Career Guide, by Jane Finkle


Brian

  

 

Brian is one of the reference librarians at the library. He manages and schedules the computer tutoring at the library. He also organizes and helps arrange the book displays. Like all the reference librarians, he is in charge of purchasing parts of the collection, some of his sections include: Audiobooks, Medicine, Politicial Science, Gardening, Pets, and Business Writing.

Recent favorite books:
Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James
Her Body, and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado


Mimi

Mimi is Head of the Reference Department and she manages the staff in the department, purchases reference materials, including magazines, and makes recommendations and purchases for electronic (online) resources. Mimi is often at the Info Desk assisting patrons with devices, computer needs and finding materials. In addition, she researches and implements technology solutions and services for staff and patrons. She is currently serving as chair of One Book, One County and has worked at ATPL for twenty years.

Recent favorite book:
Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver

 

 

Technical Services

Jeanne

 

Jeanne started working in the Children’s Department in 2000 and joined the Technical Services Department in 2004. She catalogs primarily children’s and young adult materials. She is active in the Database Committee and the Cataloging Advisory Sub-committee. You will also see Jeanne at the Circulation Desk where she enjoys talking about and recommending books & DVDs. 

Favorite books:
Do You Believe in Magic? : The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine, by Paul Offit
Somebody Else’s Music, by Jane Haddam
anything by Bill Bryson.


Sherrie Sherrie is a long-time cataloger and circulation assistant, having worked at the library for 36 years. 

Recent favorite books: 
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, by Jonathan Eig
Blood Orchid, the third book in Stuart Woods’ Holly Barker series


Susan

Susan is the acquisitions and interlibrary loan assistant. She assists in ordering our library materials. When there is an item you want that no one in Montgomery County has, Susan is who seeks it out and has it sent here for you.

Recent favorite books:
The Healing: One Woman’s Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches, by Saeeda Hafiz
Heart Berries, by Terese Marie Mailhot

 

 

Check out some Book Reviews

 

Lindsay

Lost and Found, by Brooke Davis

Set in Australia, a 7-year-old girl is abandoned by her mother in a department store, but she's too busy hiding in the clothing racks to notice. When a lonely widower and an elderly shut-in neighbor get involved, their quirky, isolated lives change forever. At times both hilariously funny and poignantly touching, Lost and Found is a debut novel with heart and soul.

Lost and Found, by Brooke Davis

 

 

Brian

On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden

A love story and an adventure through a fantastic world. I found the lead characters' triumphs over adversity and love for one another deeply moving. A group of people who become family in a weird spaceship. The artwork is also some of the most gorgeous imagery I have ever seen.

On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden

 

 

Mimi

The Italian Teacher, Novel by Tom Rachman. 2018

Pinch, the protagonist, has little in the way of character, but I did empathize with him. He struggles as the son of a famous, fictional, artist (Bear Bavinsky) hoping to please him. The relationship is complex with several half-siblings that do not get along and who are also vying for their father’s attention and inheritance. Pinch flounders through life trying to find himself and when he does, it remains his secret. This is a wonderful story about fathers and sons as well as a story about struggling to survive in society.

The Italian Teacher, Novel by Tom Rachman

 

Andy

The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Bradley

This is a riveting Juvenile Fiction story, that takes place during WWII. A young girl named Ada and her younger brother Jamie live a secluded and oppressive life with their mother. The war actually offers them a chance at some happiness. The children are evacuated and sent to a safer town to live. This is a story of hope and love, something Ada and Jamie have never experienced. For adults and young readers 10 and up.

The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Bradley

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