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Isabel Zumel has left Teton County Library after 15 years as its Assistant Director. She served on the Wyoming Library Association Legislative Committee from 2015 to 2018. She’s joining the One22 Resource Center as Director of Education and Outreach. One22 is a human services organization which most recently has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency financial relief to Teton County families affected by the COVID-19 economic downturns.
Brittany Morton is the new Public Services Manager for the Powell Library. Brittany graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Minor in Creative Writing, and she is currently working toward her MLIS from the University of Illinois She worked as a Student Assistant at the Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections for two years, managing their social media and public outreach efforts and at the American Heritage Center as a Scan Technician Brittany’s has a passion for her public libraries and hopes to protect her community’s right to information.
Lida Volin is retiring at the end of August after 45 years of working for the Natrona County Library. Lida grew up in Casper and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School. She’s served in many positions during her tenure, including shelver, clerk-typist, Information Service Technician II, Library Assistant II and, since 1991, her current position as Interlibrary Loan Clerk. Known to many in Wyoming as the “Queen of ILL,” her assistance to the genealogy community and with interlibrary loans is particularly noteworthy. Locating books across Wyoming and the United States to meet thousands of patron requests annually is her specialty. Lida has seen many changes during her time at the library, from the introduction of computers and automation to the addition of formats that did not even exist in 1975 such as audiobooks on CDs, video games, and downloadable eContent. Her suggestions to researchers and willingness to provide assistance helps save them time and frustration, and her concerted efforts to find the item they need or want is one of the characteristics that makes her so valuable and special to Natrona County. When asked how she plans to spend some of her time in retirement, she laughed and said for years she’s been keeping track of books she wants to read some day. She has a file folder two inches thick with these titles and has already started the ILL process on a few not owned by her local library. To join the library in a celebration of Lida, cards may be sent to her c/o NCPL 307 E 2nd St, Casper, WY 82601.