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Nov 15, 2021

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Mike Kamber is the new manager for Laramie County Library System’s Information Technology Services division. A long-time employee of the library, Mike will now oversee the management of the organization’s software, telecommunications, and hardware throughout all three library facilities. Mike served as the interim IT Manager after Sue Hollingshead retired in December of 2020. Since beginning his career at the library in 2007, Mike has proven to be a valuable asset to the organization and has played a major role in the success of the Information Technology Services Division.

Lori in green dress and black cardigan standing between two library bookshelves

Lori Lewis recently celebrated her twenty-year anniversary with the Laramie County Library System where she serves as the Readers’ Advisory Librarian and Assistant Manager for Circulation and Branch Services. Lori began working at the library in October 2001 as a part-time Reference Desk Assistant and was promoted to Assistant Manager of Circulation and Branch Services in 2002. Lori received her Master of Library Science Degree in 2007 from Texas Women’s University, at which time she was appointed as the Readers’ Advisory Librarian. Lori has positively impacted her coworkers and library patrons since her very first day on the job, and her expertise on readers’ advisory has sent countless visitors home with their next favorite book.



Jessica Rardin joined the University of Wyoming Libraries faculty as the Learning and Engagement Librarian in July. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. At the University of Wyoming, she’ll be working with first-year student programming. Jessica has previously worked in college access, educational non-profits, and enrollment management. Her most recent position was with UWM’s Golda Meir Library’s User Services department where she worked on web accessibility, first-year course instruction, and reference projects. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys hiking, cooking, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks.

Denis Shannon joined the University of Wyoming Libraries as a Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian in September 2021. Since beginning his career in libraries, he has had the opportunity to work in academic, public, and prison libraries. Prior to working in libraries, Denis worked in manufacturing for five years, where he helped define and document processes. Denis comes from the Hudson Valley region of New York and is looking forward to further exploring Laramie and Wyoming.


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