October/November 2015


Prince William Public Library

Tracy KallassyTRACY KALLASSY joins Prince William Public Library as the Adult Services Manager of the new Montclair Community Library which will open in a couple months. Tracy previously worked with Arlington Public Library and Loudoun County Public Library. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, and her MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

schlehNANCY SCHLEH is now the Adult Services Manager at the new Haymarket Gainesville Community Library which opens on October 22 in Prince William County. She has worked with Prince William Public Library System since 2000, primarily in Youth Services, and most recently as Youth Services Supervisor at Bull Run Regional Library where she launched an American Girl doll lending program and was instrumental in implementing the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.” She came to northern Virginia from New Orleans where she was Head of the Children’s Department at the Eastbank Regional Library, and Branch Manager at the Rosedale and Belle Terre libraries in Jefferson Parish. Schleh holds a BA in history, and is especially excited about having the late eighteenth-century Bushy Park farm house included on the new library’s property where it will be a focus for sharing and connecting to the agrarian history of the western part of the county.

Staunton Public Library

payneKAYLA PAYNE has been promoted to Youth Services Librarian at the Staunton Public Library. She has worked for the Library since December 2012, first as a Circulation Assistant and most recently as Assistant Reference Librarian. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from James Madison University and received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Kayla is a graduate of the 2014 Virginia Library Leadership Academy (VALLA) and has been recently appointed to the 2016 Jefferson Cup Committee.

Suffolk Public Library

mulveyMEGAN MULVEY started as the new Outreach and Program Services Manager on September 16. She comes from Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) where she worked as a Youth and Family Services Librarian, developing and implementing large-scale outreach services in the Kempsville area. She brings considerable programming experience from her time working in both the VBPL and Norfolk Public Library. She has a passion for outreach and reaching non-traditional users.

booneTERRI BOONE started as the new Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator on September 21. She brings over 11 years of professional marketing and community relations experience in the both the non-profit sector and private management industry, including the Downton Norfolk Council. In addition, she has worked with the City’s Division of Tourism since 2008. Terri earned her degree in marketing from Virginia Union University in 2002. She is a native Virginian.


Chesterfield County Public Library

Chesterfield County Public Library’s Enon Library hosted “Little House Day” on Saturday, September 26. This event was a celebration of all things related to Laura Ingalls Wilder and featured reenactors from The Frontier Museum of Virginia. Many families arrived in their finest frontier days’ attire. The Chesterfield Children’s Theatre created and performed a reenactment of a scene from one of the “Little House” books. Craft events allowed children to make toys similar to those created while Laura Ingalls Wilder was a child. Exhibits and interpreters included demonstrations of daily life and chores on the farm, a discussion with a midwife, classroom lessons from a schoolmarm, and did a little square dancing. One parent said “I think they get ... a bit of an education about learning in school, without papers and pencils and computers; and getting a bit of appreciation of what life was like.”

Culpeper County Library

MediaSurferThe Culpeper County Library has installed the first MediaSurfer in Virginia. The MediaSurfer, from Tech Logic, interfaces with the Library’s TLC ILS. The Library is very excited to offer the Media Surfer as we expect it to ease the lines waiting at the Internet terminals. The MediaSurfer pictured here holds 16 iPads. Patrons can simply scan their library cards and get access, provided their accounts are in good standing. Some apps are already downloaded. When patrons return the iPads, they are re-formatted to wipe out personal information. The MediaSurfer was purchased by the Friends of the Library. The Library allows up to 3 iPads per adult card to be checked out in the Library for up to 6 hours per iPad. The Library has wireless internet and wireless printing throughout the building.


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