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Carey Hartmann, County Librarian and Executive Director of Laramie County Library System, recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with the organization. In November of 1980, Carey began her career with the library’s Children’s Division. She moved on to work as an Audiovisual Specialist and Division Head in Distribution Services, as Manager of Circulation, and as Assistant County Librarian until being appointed County Librarian in August of 2015. Carey holds a Master of Library Science degree from University of Arizona and has served on multiple committees within the library community, including as an American Library Association counselor, as President of the Wyoming Library Association, as WYLD Users Council President, and as Committee Chair for the Wyoming Library Association’s Legislative Committee where she advocated for the Wyoming Libraries Endowment program.
Kathy Kallas has retired after 31 years with the Uinta County Library. Kathy joined the library in 1989, working at the front desk and in circulation. For the last 29 years she has been head of the circulation department. She’s worked for six different library directors over the years and began at the library when they still used physical card catalogs. In an interview with the Uinta County Herald she said of the statewide WYLD system, “If our local library doesn’t have a requested book, we can get it from another library in the state. It is like we are one big library family.” She’s excited about retirement and plans to continue her love of bicycling, spend time with her seven grandchildren, and learn to work with llama wool.