Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library is saying goodbye to Director Brad Matthies. Brad has accepted a position as Associate Dean of the Foley Library at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. His last day at Casper College is September 28.
Brad has been in academic libraries for 17 years total. For the last six, he’s been at Casper College where he updated library services and spaces, doubling patron gate count over a five-year period. (Not to mention, he caught a lot of Wyoming trout.)
“There are too many Wyoming librarians for me to thank individually,” Brad said of his time in Wyoming. “I’ll definitely miss working with many of you — especially those of you who are in higher education, the WYLD organization, and at the State Library. Wyoming has a great group of public and academic librarians that support each other on a level that I haven’t seen elsewhere.”
The willingness among Wyoming librarians to collaborate even across differing library missions is a service ethic he plans to take with him on his new library adventure.
“I’ll always have a soft spot for Wyoming libraries,” he added, “so if you’re ever in Washington State, don’t hesitate to look me up!”