Brodle was an active member of the Wyoming Library Association and made many state-wide and national professional connections. Among her significant accomplishments was the successful effort to raise both awareness and funds for a much-needed update for the Riverton Library’s community room. Her efforts have made a lasting contribution to the library that its patrons will enjoy for years to come.
Interim FCLS Director Jeannette Woodward said Brodle’s sunny disposition was an asset to the library. “She could always deal with any crisis that came her way without losing her cool,” Woodward said, “and that inspired staff to do the same. I’ve met library patrons who marveled at her patience. Library staff members wondered whatever made them cheerfully volunteer to take on an extra assignment. I called it the ‘Gloria effect.'”
With Brodle’s departure, Shari Haskins has been named the new branch manager. “Gloria exemplified what it means to be an effective, positive manager and leader,” Haskins said. “She cared deeply about her staff and library users. Most importantly, Gloria kept her sense of humor and always came to work upbeat.”
The library celebrated Brodle’s service and wished her well in retirement with a reception at the library on Feb. 3.