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Twyla Gaylord is retiring from Natrona County Library. Before working at the library, Twyla spent 11 years in the school district as a substitute teacher, with a particular interest in teaching music. She originally started in the Children’s Department part-time in November of 2002 and came on board full-time after only two years. Twyla has been involved in children’s programming, school visits, fostering the love of reading and literacy to thousands of children over the past two decades. A reception in her honor will be held in the Crawford Room at the library on Friday, December 16, from 2-4 p.m. Read more about Twyla on the NCL blog.
Kathryn Senn joined the University of Wyoming Libraries as the Innovative and Immersive Technologies Librarian in October. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. At the University of Wyoming, she will be working to support curricula through the use of new technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality. She has previous experience working with students as a teaching assistant and in information literacy through the creation of a LibGuide on misinformation and disinformation for her undergraduate institution, Eastern Michigan University. Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys cooking, creative writing, playing video games, and finding socks with fun patterns on them.
Alise Watson is the new Adult Services Specialist at Sublette County Library. Alise was born in West Virginia and raised in Montana before her family settled in Pinedale 20 years ago. She comes to the library with more than 15 years of experience in event planning for museums, historic spaces, and large-scale corporate events. Alise will manage and develop adult programs and outreach services at the Pinedale Library. “I hope to bring my zest for the arts, classic literature and poetry, and passion for supporting the mental health of my community with quality programming that touches often overlooked topics and individuals,” she said. Alise is mom to a 4-year-old and lists her guilty pleasures as true crime, nostalgic cookery, coffee, curated playlists, and dry humor.