People & Happenings

After a short hiatus, People & Happenings is back!

Have you recently received a promotion? Has your library system hired new staff? Is your building undergoing a renovation or are you adding a new location? Or do you want to celebrate your staff's hard work on a recent event? VLA wants to know!

Anyone in Virginia can share their library updates to be posted on our “People & Happenings” page. Send your news in by the 15th of each month. Please keep your news items brief and please do include any relevant photographs, such as headshots for people and in-progress shots of renovations and new buildings. Please send your items to vlaContentSub[email protected].


March/April 2016

People

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Craig GrazianoCRAIG GRAZIANO has been appointed as Youth Services Manager of the England Run Branch. He has worked at the CRRL since 2002 when he started as a Page. For the past 5 years he has been working as a Young Adult Librarian at England Run. Craig has developed strong relationships in the Fredericksburg arts community and enjoys bringing in artists for chalk murals and musicians for teen library events. He has also been actively involved in the England Run MakerLab and planning STEM activities for children. As an undergraduate he was an English major and received his BA from the University of Mary Washington. He earned his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.

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January/February 2016

People

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Martha HutzelMARTHA HUTZEL was named Library Director of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, effective January 1, 2016. She succeeds Director Donna Cote who held the position for 34 years. Martha has been with the CRRL for 27 years and has worked as a Reference Assistant, as Head of Circulation at Porter Memorial branch, and Branch Manager of Snow Memorial, Porter Memorial and England Run branches. Martha holds a BS in Public Administration from St. Francis University and an MLS from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is currently the President of the Virginia Library Association, a Public Library Association Leadership Academy Fellow, a past-President of North Stafford Rotary Club and currently serves on the Steering Committees for the UMW Leadership Colloquium and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce CNEW program.

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December 2015

People

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.

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October/November 2015

People

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. 

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