December 2015


Campbell County Public Library

MIKE BINGHAM, MLIS, has been promoted from Circulation Manager at our main library to Librarian at our branch library in Altavista, the Staunton River Memorial Library. His full-time librarian presence is significant in that it is the first time in the 50-year history of the CCPLS that a full-time librarian has been funded at that branch. Mike will be focused on refining the collection and programmatic calendar to best suit the community’s needs.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

hoernemanCHRISTIE HOERNEMAN, Head of Adult Research at the England Run Library, has been honored by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce as one of the "Top 10 of the Next Gen." Each "Top 10 of the Next Gen" awards goes to a young professional who excels in the business environment, has a passion for community, and is innovative in his or her approach. Christie was key in presenting CRRL-Con, the Festival of Community Makers, and the innovative "Books and Beer" program at Adventure Brewing.

Longwood University

lenkerAfter ten years at Longwood University's Greenwood Library, MARK LENKER has joined the staff at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as an Undergraduate Learning Librarian. Mark was a member of VLA and VLACRL, served as 2nd Vice President, as was the 2014 Conference Chair.

Prince William Public Library

bergmanELIZABETH 'KATI' BERGMAN is now the Youth Services Supervisor at the new Montclair Community Library which will open in January 2016 in Prince William County. She has worked in libraries for over seven years in both the Central Rappahannock Regional Library and Prince William Public Library systems. Bergman holds a BA in theatre, which she is grateful to have during every program she presents, and an MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is excited for the opening of the new Montclair branch where, with its raised ceilings, the sky is the limit.

firich BARBARA FIRICH joins Montclair Community Library as the Circulation Supervisor. She began her career 20 years ago in Circulation before transferring to Materials Services. Gaining experience in Acquisitions, Serials, Physical Processing and Interlibrary Loan overa span of 14 years, she is pleased to be back in public service. Barbara has participated in various focus groups and committeees, most recently worling with a team on a new and engaging system-wide Customer Service training initiative.



Campbell County Public Library

The Campbell County Public Library was closed to the public for two weeks while renovations occurred, with new paint, new carpet, and a new circulation desk in place. Self-check is also being installed. Further, the Friends of the Library will be dedicating our new patio and its furnishings after the re-opening. The hard work is well worth the improved customer service we will be able to offer.

University of Arizona iSchool

knowledgeriverKNOWLEDGE RIVER is now accepting applications for the 15th Cohort. The priority deadline for Cohort 15 is March 1, 2016. Knowledge River is an educational experience within the University of Arizona School of Information that focuses on educating information professionals who have experience with and are committed to Latino and Native American populations. Knowledge River also fosters understanding of library and information issues from the perspectives of Latino and Native Americans and advocates for culturally sensitive library and information services to these communities. Since its inception, Knowledge River has become the foremost graduate program for training librarians and information specialists with a focus on Latino and Native American cultural issues. To date, over 170+ scholars have graduated from this program. To find out more about the program, please visit the website at to find out more about how to apply.

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