Staci Green has been named the new Director of Library/Academic Resource Center at the Central Wyoming College Library. Her first day at the library was May 2.
Staci is originally from Fort Collins, Colorado. She came to Wyoming from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, where she was Head of Library Operations for seven years. Prior to earning her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she worked in the legal field as a legal assistant for many years. While in Dickinson, she enjoyed working in a small academic library and helping students.
“I was interested in the position at CWC library because of the size of the institution, the population it serves and its location,” Staci said. She was also interested in moving closer to Fort Collins and the Rocky Mountains.
“The CWC Library is a comfortable and inclusive library,” she said. “The existing library staff care about our students and are supportive of faculty and staff needs.”
Staci sees other strengths: “We have an exceptional array of online databases and electronic resources available online 24/7 — e-books, articles, streaming video, and more.” She cited the many ways the library serves students and faculty, including individual and group study spaces; printing, scanning, and photocopying services; reference and help services; testing services; and Canvas expertise. Not to mention the big windows that look out onto a courtyard with views of the Wind River Mountains.
She’s looking forward to promoting the high quality and credible electronic and physical resources available to faculty, students, staff, and community members through the CWC library.
“CWC Librarians can help students navigate the complex information world by offering library and information literacy instruction services and reference help,” she said. “I’m also interested in addressing the issue of high textbook costs for students by supporting OER initiatives and leveraging existing library resources.”
Asked if there was anything she wanted to add, Staci simply quoted S.R. Ranganathan: “The library is a growing organism.”