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Joanna’s position oversees the operation of the Materials Services Department and manages the Library’s financial and human resource functions. She works with the Assistant Materials Services Manager to ensure smooth organization, processing, and cataloging of library materials. Additionally, Joanna supports the Library Director by providing analysis on key library analytics, budget reports, and human resources support. She has been with the Library since 2007 and has a Masters of Library and Information Science from Dominican University. Joanna prefers narrative non-fiction titles, particularly those that vividly blend character and story.
In addition to creating our tri-annual Bookplate newsletter, Fran is responsible for our in-house communications, signs, flyers, social media, e-newsletter and press releases. Fran attended the University of Virginia and earned a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish before earning her MBA in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining our RFPL team in 2013, Fran was Director of Marketing for a commercial real estate firm and a marketing consultant. Her favorite genre? Historical fiction.
Beth manages and maintains the middle school and teen collections, plans and delivers an exciting selection of programs, and provides reader’s advisory and reference services to teens and middle schoolers. In addition, Beth maintains the Library’s website. A crafter extraordinaire and music lover, Beth shares these passions in many of her programs. Beth has a Music Education Degree from Alma College and received her MLIS from Dominican University. Her favorite genres are mystery and fantasy books.
Brittany joined the Library in May 2019. She received a BA in History from Northern Illinois University and then went on to Dominican University, where she received her MLIS degree. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys bike riding, collecting coins, reading, travel, and attending yoga classes. Her favorite genres are fantasy and history.
Maria joined the Library in July 2019. She’s a native Oak Parker and graduate of DePaul University where she received her BA in Theatre Management. She is curerntly a prospective grad student for Library and Information Science. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog Oscar. She is currently teaching herself to cook and is always on the look out for new dairy free and vegetarian recipes! She loves a ability to connect the community.