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Katharine Teykl joined the University of Wyoming Libraries as the Digital Scholarship Librarian in July. She earned a dual Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in Musicology from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2022. Previously, she served as the graduate assistant for the HathiTrust Research Center and as a technical services assistant for the Latin American Music Center at the William & Gayle Cook Music Library. Outside of work, Katharine enjoys trying out vegan recipes, hiking, learning random facts about composers, and crossing movies and shows off of her watch list.
Becka Evans is the new Branch Manager of the Little Snake River Valley Library, part of the Carbon County Library System. Prior to joining the library, she worked as an office assistant at the Little Snake River Museum in Savery and then as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Becka is a lifelong resident of Baggs and spent many of her middle and high school years hanging out at the library. She has a passion for helping people with mental illness and is working on ways that the local library can help people who experience it. She’s currently enrolled in the Casper College accounting program and hopes to earn a master’s in accounting and psychology in the future. Becka and her husband have a three-legged rescue cat and five fur monsters (dogs). She enjoys swimming, camping, reading, writing, and helping people any way she can.
Francie Coe has joined the Park County Library team as their Senior Library Assistant for Outreach. This is a newly created position that will be in charge of countywide outreach and the new outreach mobile van they will be launching soon. Francie will help in delivering library service to the entire county and providing pop-up library visits for the community.
Brittney Helm is the new Youth Services and Technology Specialist at Sublette County Library. A Wyoming native, Brittney said she is “looking forward to getting to know the community and continuing to create a community with the teens and tweens.” Brittney has 9-year-old twins and a 2-month-old-baby. She loves the outdoors and is eager to camp, hike, fish, and kayak all over Sublette County with her family. She’s also a lover of random trivia (the weirder the better). The library invites the community to stop in the Teen Room to meet Brittney.
Jordan Meyerl was hired by the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) as a part-time project archivist to build a network of records stewards from libraries, museums, and archives. This is a one-year collaborative project of the AHC, Wyoming State Archives, and Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (WY SHRAB), funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Arcadia University and a Master’s in history on the archives track from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is currently an Archives Cataloguer with Historic New England.