Title: Fiscal Officer
Kelly’s history with NCPL: She came to our library in 2012.
Favorite Book: Kelly says it’s impossible to pick just one, but she loves historical mysteries and other historical fiction.
About Kelly: She has an accounting degree from Stark State and is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant. When she’s not at NCPL, she spends time reading, gardening, crafting and playing with her two Dachshunds. Kelly makes all of us a little less afraid of numbers (we’re literature people, not math people) and we so appreciate her patience when we ask the same thing twice.
Title: Outreach Services Manager
Keri’s History with the NCPL: Keri started working at the library in 1999 as a page and spent several years in the reference department before becoming manager of the patron services department. She currently is working as Outreach manager, and is excited about creating collaborative relationships within the North Canton community.
Favorite Book: Underworld by Don Delillo and Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
About Keri: She graduated from Glen Oak High School, and received her undergraduate degree in English at the University of Dayton. She recently received her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and husband. Keri shares her home with many pets and loves to walk her dogs. She likes gardening and watching soccer (she says it’s the real football). Her favorite team to cheer for is Chelsea FC. She is constantly listening to music, and reading, preferably outdoors. She also spends time skiing in the winter months. Keri’s organization skills and passion for her work are more than a little admirable.
Title: Systems Administrator
Carrie’s history with the NCPL: She’s been with the library since July of 2003
Favorite Book: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
About Carrie: She has a degree in Microcomputer Applications and Network Technologies as well as various technical certifications. She enjoys tinkering with gadgets and loves books, movies and video games of the sci-fi and fantasy variety. She’s also the friendliest IT person you’ll ever meet. She doesn’t get mad at us when we “break” something, and we love her for that.
Sandi’s history with the NCPL: Sandi came to our library in August 2005 and managed the reference department. In addition to serving at the library’s current director, she continues to manage the reference department.
Favorite Book: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
About Sandi: She has a B.S. in Secondary Education and English and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Both of her degrees are from Kent State University. Sandi reads more than anyone we know. She belongs to three book discussion groups in addition to the one she facilitates for the NPCL. One group reads and discusses Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the other two groups discuss general literature. Sandi is an awe-inspiring seeker of information and treats what most of us would consider general questions as reference requests – it’s simply in her nature. There is never any doubt that she is a fantastic librarian and loves what she does.
Title: Children’s Department Head
Jamie’s history with the NCPL: Jamie has been with the library since October 2000.
Favorite Book: The House of the Scorpion by Farmer
About Jamie: She has a B.A. in English from Kent State University. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, go to Zumba, participate in book clubs and read! In her position with the library, she visits the first and second grade classrooms in the North Canton City Schools and St. Paul’s each month. Jamie also runs after school programs for second and third graders. She says purchasing new books for the department is one of her favorite responsibilities as manager of the children’s department.
Title: Patron Services Manager
Nancy’s history with the NCPL: Nancy began working for the library in 1998 and has worked in departments including Patron Services, Children’s and even spent some time at our former Greentown branch.
Favorite Books: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple and The Lord of the Rings trilogy
About Nancy: When she’s not at work, Nancy likes to spend her time quilting, crafting, playing with her corgi and planning trips to the beach. She has a military family with a daughter and two sons-in-law all on active duty. Nancy’s strong history with the library makes her one of our favorite “go to” staff members when we have any questions about the library’s past.
Title: Deputy Fiscal Officer
Stephanie’s history with NCPL: She came to our library in February 2017
Favorite Book: The Pigeon Goes to the Ocean by Vincent Shaffer (at the age of 4) and illustrated by Denno. She says “This kid is amazing. He was inspired by Mo Willems’ Pigeon book series.”
About Stephanie: She’s keeps track of our employee paperwork, managing payroll and maintaining our personnel and benefits files. She manages a lot, and she does it with a smile (seriously, she’s always happy and kind – even more when it’s jeans day!). She also manages accounts payable, reconciles library funds and serves as back up to the Fiscal Officer. Stephanie is a licensed Notary Public. When she’s not at NCPL, Stephanie enjoys baking, cooking and eating. She is also taking ballroom dancing lessons. Stephanie loves to walk through the children’s department to see the babies and toddlers. She says it’s a very nice distraction and always put smile on her face.
Title: Technical Services Manager
Anne’s history with the NCPL: Anne has been with our library since January 2008.
Favorite Book: Mysteries of all kinds
About Anne: She has a a bachelor’s degree in English from The Ohio State University and master’s degrees in both English and library science from Kent State. Along with ordering, cataloging and preparing materials for public use, Anne and her department work with staff to make all of those great things easy to find. Anne says that she likes shopping and sitting on her front porch–and now with the Internet, she’s very happy that she can do both and eliminate the whole walking around thing. That said, she chooses to have a tall desk at work, requiring her to stand rather than sit, so we’re not worried about her lack of exercise.
Title: Community Relations Manager
Christina’s history with the NCPL: She’s been with the library since her position was created in April 2012.
Favorite Book: The ones Brené Brown writes
About Christina: She has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Akron and wanted to be a fashion writer when she grew up, but then discovered the world of non-profit and fell in love. Christina is madly in love with her awesome son and her rescued dog and cats. She says her greatest weakness and strength simultaneously is her inability to say no to volunteer projects. She is actively involved with the North Canton Chamber of Commerce, and she worries a whole lot about homeless dogs (and cats). She loves North Canton and has many goals for the future of the city.