Cheryl Goldenstein retired from University of Wyoming Libraries in November. Cheryl’s tenure with the Libraries began in 2001 when she was hired as the Education Liaison Librarian in Reference. She was later promoted to Chair of Research & Instruction (2014). In 2016, Cheryl decided to take a career turn and became the Head of Access Services. In 2018, she was promoted to Assistant Dean for User Services.
Kris Klute has joined the Converse County Library as the Douglas Branch Manager. She has an MLS from the University of Illinois and years of varied library experience, as well as non-profit experience, and she is very happy to immerse herself in this new adventure.
Kathy Smith has stepped into a new role at Natrona County Library as a Circulation Specialist, which means you can find her smiling face at the front desk. Kathy, a former social worker, started working at NCL in May of this year as a shelver.
Kaylee Bloom has joined Natrona County Library’s reference team. Kaylee is a student at Casper College by day, and the Library’s newest addition to Adult Services by evening and weekend. She has previous library experience from her time working at the Platte County Public Library in Wheatland.
Coralie (Lee) Crumrine has joined the circulation team at Natrona County Library. She’s a former freelance writer and transcriber with a background in computer programming. When she isn’t shelving books, you might be able to sweet talk her into helping you with a troublesome computer or digital device.
Sheri Salazar is Natrona County Library’s newest Maintenance team member. She might be new on staff, but she isn’t actually a new face at the library, because she and her family have been active NCL patrons for years.
Megan Bratton is now the Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Natrona County Library. Megan, a recent transplant to Casper, has worked at the library since March of this year, first as a Children’s Librarian in the Youth Services department. Bratton has her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Denver, and has a professional background in marketing, branding, communications, and website production.
Tawnya Plumb, University of Wyoming College of Law associate librarian, was the recipient of a 2019 Faculty Engagement Fellowship award for her project, “Access to Justice: Legal Research on the Road.” Tawnya says many individuals find legal research intimidating, and she adds that librarians wish they knew more about legal research. Librarians often field requests from low-income Wyoming citizens with legal issues. Fellows receive a stipend of $10,000 and up to $2,000 to support outreach programs and travel expenses.
Lisa Arthursen has joined Natrona County Library’s children’s department. Lisa had just completed her Master of English (Medieval & Renaissance Literature) degree at the University College Cork in Ireland prior to starting at NCL. Before that, she worked for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.
Jana Adams is another new face in the Children’s library at Natrona County Library. Jana is a former Special Education teacher for the Natrona County School District.
Linann McDonald has joined the circulation team at Natrona County Library. When Linann is not at the library, she works at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). She previously served as a volunteer with NCL pulling holds.