Library Staff

September 25th 2017
Julie and Lilly

Welcome to our latest installment of Meet the Staff on the Library blog! This October, we would like to introduce you to two of our newest staff members, Julie and Lilly.

These two women bring a lot of great ideas, previous library work experience, and enthusiasm to their jobs at the SPL. Though Julie and Lilly work on a large variety of projects, they often find themselves working together to bring you great library programs. They’ve worked together on this year’s Somerville Reads... Read Post

June 29th 2017
photo of Brigid in front of Central Library

It's time for another edition of Meet the Staff!

For any of you who haven't met her yet (you really are missing out!), Brigid is our English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator at the Library. She oversees our ESL program, which means that she teaches classes at all three library locations, organizes a group of great volunteer tutors, and even coordinates library tours and/or field trips for her classes. As we mentioned in the July/August edition of our e-newsletter (be sure to... Read Post

May 27th 2017

It's been a while since we've added a Meet the Staff installment to the blog, and we wanted to fix that! This time, we thought it would be great to not only let you meet one staff member, but our whole Children's Department! The Children's Department has seen a few changes over the last year or so, meaning we have plenty to share. Between the Central Library and the East and West Branch, we've got one of the best teams of Children's Librarians around! 

We asked each of them a few... Read Post

May 24th 2016
Our latest staff profile is of Heidi, our Technology Librarian extrordinaire. Heidi says, "I deal with technology issues at all three library locations.  I fix things when they get broken, and I also order and set up new tech equipment from computers, to scanners, to WiFi paraphernalia and more.  I offer one-on-one technology training to our patrons, and collaborate with SCATV to provide a series of classes called Getting Comfortable in the Digital World.  I work on technology programming too... Read Post
February 26th 2016
Our latest staff profile is of Donna, a self-described "jill of all trades" who can usually be found at the Central Library. "When I first started working at the Library I was in the audio-visual department, which I really enjoyed.  Now my duties include payroll, administrative services, coordinating schedules, and working at public desks in a variety of departments including circulation, the children's and teen departments, and occasionally the East and West branches. "I like many things... Read Post
October 27th 2015
Erica Jones, the dynamic Outreach Director for Somerville Community Access Television, asked people from the community to read spooky stories on TV in honor of Halloween. It's a fun, spook The link to all the Spooky Story Readings is here. And below are two readings by our very own head Children's Librarian Cathy Piantigini and James Fox of the Friends of the Library. Enjoy!
September 4th 2015
Our latest staff profile is of Kevin, who you will recognize if you've ever been to the second floor of the Central Library. “I'm Kevin. First and foremost, I work at the reference desk answering questions for library users, trouble shooting computers, helping people find books, and suggesting books to people who aren't sure what they want. I speak Spanish, so I often help Spanish-speaking patrons. I also select books for the Library in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Chinese. I find it... Read Post
August 12th 2015
Welcome to the first in a series of short articles about the Library’s staff.  First up: Ann (whose face is familiar to anyone who uses the Children’s Room at the Central Library) tells you all about her job – and a few other things too! “I love my job!  I love being with the kids.  I’ve worked in a few different departments here at the Library, but this is the most rewarding.  It’s hard work, but sometimes we’re having so much fun it feels like play.  I tell stories, do programs, and when I... Read Post