The Wyoming State Library welcomes Robyn Mofield to its staff as a Library Technician in the Access Services office. Her duties will include managing the newspaper collection and serving as the curator of the Wyoming Trademarks digital project. She will also assist in processing materials to be added to WSL’s collections.
Robyn earned associate’s degrees in anthropology and history from Laramie County Community College in 2010. In 2014, she graduated from the University of Wyoming with dual bachelor of arts degrees in anthropology and religious studies with a minor in museum studies.
In college, Robyn did work study in library special collections in the University of Wyoming Emmet D. Chisum Reading Room. “When I was taking museum courses and working in the library special collections, I really saw a lot of overlap,” she said. “So my interest in museums led to my interest in libraries.”
She had an unique project for her internship: converting the UW Wool Laboratory and Library collection card catalog to an electronic format. The collection consists of 872 jars of wool samples dating back to 1912. She also worked on the early stages of cataloging the W.T. Rich Collection of wool-related materials.
Access Services Manager Trish Palluck said, “Robyn’s knowledge of library applications and her experience with digital collections make her a valuable addition to the state library. We’re excited to have her join our work team.”