Edie Phillips retired August 31 after almost 25 years with Park County Public Library System in Cody. She began working there in 1992, part-time in technical services and part-time in circulation. Later she became technical services supervisor. “I have met so many great people along the way, especially the helpful WYLD team. Their expertise has been invaluable,” she said. “I know I won’t be missed for my quick temper and awful puns, but I thank all my co-workers for their enduring patience.” She has no set plans for retirement but is considering volunteering in the library.
Kim Taylor is the new Children’s Programming Specialist at the Big Piney Library. She previously worked with small children and is looking forward to the new environment the library has to offer. Kim loved books and the library as a child and is hoping to help foster those interests in the kids she works with. Kim enjoys the community of Big Piney and the relationship the library has with the people in the area. “The library here is such an important part of our town. I love that it has something for everybody, from children’s programs to great adult classes. I’ve participated in many classes over the years and have enjoyed the fun opportunities to learn something new.” Kim enjoys living in Wyoming with her husband and three teenagers. She loves to spend time outside, travel, and connect with family and friends. The best part of the job for Kim is working with the kids and also being surrounded by so many books to read!
Kennedy Penn-O’Toole was elected as the new leader of the Wyoming Library Association’s Youth Services Interest Group. Kennedy is the Young Adult Specialist at Albany County Public Library.
Doug Loughry has joined the Big Piney Library as its new manager. Doug was an elementary educator for the past five years. He and his wife made Big Piney their home and have found it to be the ideal location for their new family — close enough to their two year old’s grandparents (within driving distance), but not too close. In his free time Doug may be seen on the slopes at White Pines Ski Resort or floating rivers in a raft. Doug has a passion for working with children and is very excited to be a part of the library that is such a positive contributor to the town of Big Piney.
Maggie Sullivan is now the ILL and Public Services Manager, taking the place of Courtney Suko. Maggie has returned to Wyoming after spending two years in Arizona. We are delighted to have her back where she belongs.
Leslie Colin Tribble is now the Technical Services Manager at Park County Library taking the place of Edie Phillips, who retired. Leslie has been with the Park County Public Library in Cody since September of 2010. She has worked in many areas, including Children’s Services and the circulation desk. Since March of last year she has been working on the Meeteetse flood replacements project. Leslie has a B.S. in environmental education and an M.S. in conservation education. She is an avid hiker and photographer of the natural world. She has been studying cataloging and is well-equipped to take on the challenges of the Technical Services department.