After five years as Director of the Converse County Library, Cindy Moore is retiring. Her last day with the library will be February 28, 2023.
Cindy started working libraries in 1997, volunteering at the Wagonwheel Elementary Library and then moving to the Sage Valley Junior High Library. She worked in all the libraries in Sweetwater County and then at the Powell Branch Library, part of the Park County Library system. She was Director of the Albany County Library prior to taking the helm at Converse.
“Working as a director has been the most rewarding, especially with a motivated and ‘can do’ staff and board,” Cindy said. “It’s great to be able to start new projects and see them come to fruition and to improve on what we offer our patrons.”
Converse County Library has seen many changes under Cindy’s direction. They finished construction on the basement, meeting room, and plaza at the Glenrock Branch Library. The main library in Douglas added a Storywalk and added makerspace function. The library system went fine free, added Overdrive, and got a new website. The collection now includes mobile hotspots, and they’re in the process of adding a “library of things.” Staff saw pay raises, and the library hired an exhibitions manager to cover the library walls with beautiful art.
Cindy still sees so much more to do, and knows the team she is leaving is up to the task. “The biggest strength we have is the employees — the most educated, experienced, and dedicated staff I have worked with. The buildings are stellar after lots of hard work and patience from staff and the board.”
She added, “I know this will a great opportunity for the next director. I hope they honor what we have accomplished and enhance the library offerings. The sky is the limit.”
Cindy is still putting together retirement plans. Her first grandchild is arriving in March, so she’ll now have time to spend with the little one. Among many other pursuits, she’s looking at gardening more, taking classes, traveling, reconnecting with old friends, and spending more time with her dogs.