Jes Renz has been named the new Assistant Director at Converse County Library. She has been serving as the library’s business manager. Her background is in human resources, personnel management and finance, and she is a journalist with the Wyoming Air National Guard. “I’m excited for my new role with the Converse County Library,” she said. “My time here has been amazing and I’m ready to get more involved with our staff and programming. Together we will do great things!”
Cindy Kellogg was honored with the University of Wyoming Unsung Hero Award at the Staff Recognition Day ceremony on March 28, 2018. This award honors UW staff members who are deserving of recognition for outstanding duties performed. As a library specialist in the UW Libraries digital collections office, Cindy supervises student workers in scanning digital projects and responds to questions from students and faculty. Her commitment to customer service and her positive attitude inspired several nomination letters and the ongoing respect of her colleagues. A UW Libraries employee for 25 years, Cindy previously worked in the Coe Library Research & Instruction Department and in the Science Library. She began working at the University of Wyoming as a student in 1977. In the photo, Cindy is with UW President Laurie Nichols.
Terri Perry is joining Converse County Library as the Children Services Manager in Douglas. Previously, she was a Senior District Executive for seven years with the Boy Scouts of America in Michigan. Her bachelor’s degree is in elementary education from Central Michigan University, and she has led children’s programming in several venues. Terri has two sons, one beautiful granddaughter, and has never lived in Wyoming before! She looks forward to offering diverse experiences, learning, and programming to the Douglas community, especially regarding summer reading.
Heidi Hobson is the new Teen Lead Librarian at the Riverton Branch Library, part of Fremont County Library System. Heidi is from the Denver area, and worked at Jefferson County Public Library as well as spending two years as a reading interventionist and one as a math interventionist in low income schools. She says she is happily settling into a little log cabin in Riverton and aspires to become both a YA author and a “Crazy Cat Lady.”
Fremont County Library System also has two new employees at the Lander Library. Ami Vincent is Library Assistant II in Adult Services and Heather Walker is a Library Aide.