On July 1, Katrina Brown officially took over as Director of the Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library. She came to Casper College from Sheridan College, where she was Director of the Mary Brown Kooi Library.
“I enjoy being a library director,” Katrina said. “It’s gratifying to help library staff identify, grow, and improve library services. And there’s always that challenge of balancing the needs and desires of different populations.”
She continued, “The Kooi Library is a great one. I appreciate all I learned working there. Although I’m moving on, I look forward to seeing it grow and change under its new director.”
Katrina has been active in the library community, and is currently on the Executive Board of the Wyoming Library Association as its Past President. She’s a 2011 graduate of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute (WLLI). She holds associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in history and a Master of Library and Information Science. She was born and raised in California and moved to Wyoming in 2005.
“At Casper College, I’m taking over a library with a lot of strengths,” Katrina said. “The staff is incredible. They’ve kept the library running seamlessly and increased services such as their instruction sessions. The library is also fortunate to have such solid support from the college.”
She wants to continue to build on those strengths by continuing the growth in instruction programs and increasing student engagement.
“If you have any interest in leadership, attend WLLI,” she added. “It helped me believe I was a leader and could do the job.”