Staff

Steve

My name is Steve and I am the Library Director.  I began working with the Benbrook Public Library in August 2011.  I am involved in managing the library’s budget and administrative responsibilities and supporting the staff in delivering programs and services.  I work with the staff and Board of Trustees in strategic planning and implementing new ideas.  I have a BA and an MA from the University of Texas at Arlington focusing on International Relations and another master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Information Science.  I enjoy reading and researching non-fiction material related to history, politics, and languages, and especially like helping individuals find information and develop skills that improve their lives.

Miranda

Hello, my name is Miranda and I have been the Youth Services Librarian at the Benbrook Public Library since February 2001. I am responsible for all of the children and teen programing and collection development at the Library. My days are filled with various tasks including juggling the informational needs of teens and planning fun storytimes for preschoolers.  I feel I have the best job in the world! I have a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas.  I am always available to answer questions and help you find your way through our library.

Cullen

Hello, my name is Cullen and I’m the Adult Services Librarian. I’ve been with the library since November 2011. My main responsibilities are developing the adult collections, planning and implementing programs for adults, promoting library services, and helping patrons meet their various library-related needs. I have a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Oklahoma (sorry, Texas fans) and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. I primarily read fiction of various genres, and while I officially have “adult” in my job title, I always make time for some YA reading. Come to me for help with tracking down that elusive book, organizing your research paper, operating temperamental technology, or anything else in the world of information.

Erica

My name is Erica and I am the Programming Librarian.  I have been with the library since September 2014, and I now live in Benbrook as well.  My responsibilities include creating and planning programs at the library that are fun, informative, and hold an interest for the community.  I also work with social media, so make sure to follow our facebook and twitter feeds!  My bachelor’s degree is from Texas Tech University in English Literature, and I graduated from the University of North Texas with my master’s degree in Library Science.  I love to read, and my guilty pleasure reading is urban fantasy.  Let me know if you have a program idea, want to talk football, or need help finding that great book.

Kathy

My name is Kathy and I am the Library Manager for Benbrook Library. I started working at the Library in 2000 as a Library Assistant. Before that I was a volunteer when the Library was run by the Friends of the Benbrook Library on Del Rio Street. As a member of the Friends for over twenty years I am very proud of the growth of the Library. I love reading and am amazed at all the technology that is available to the readers of today.  If you haven’t been to our Library come by today, we have something for everyone.

Michelle

Hello, my name is Michelle and I have worked continuously with the Library since June of 2011. I was also Page for a few months a couple of years before that.  While working for the Library, I obtained my BA, summa cum laude, from the College of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More.  In December 2016, I became Circulation Manager.  At Circulation, we take care of Benbrook patron accounts, for example registering new patrons or updating your information.  We also oversee the flow of tangible items in and out of the Library, whether it is checking your items out to you in person or sending them out to our fellow MetrOpac Libraries to fulfil their patrons’ holds.  As Circulation Manager, I am here to help resolve situations concerning Benbrook accounts, items, and fines.  It is a pleasure to serve our community as part of the Benbrook Library team and of our Circulation department.  Yo hablo Español.

Phyllis

My name is Phyllis and I’m a Librarian Assistant. I made the move to this position in October 2012. You will find me working with the librarians or at the information desk.  I started as a volunteer in 2009 at Benbrook Library and was hired in October 2010 as a Library Assistant. I attended Minnesota State University-Mankato and South Central College. I learned sign language to better communicate with others. I have worked for high school, elementary school and public libraries in Minnesota and Iowa. I spend my leisure time on photography, digital scrapbooking and finding the best deals the area has to offer.

Kayla

Hi, my name is Kayla, and I am a Librarian Assistant. I began working with the library in March 2017. Look for me at the information desk, where I’ll be happy to help you with any questions you have. I also help out with programs and a few of the behind-the-scenes tasks that help the library work best for you. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Abilene Christian University and a master’s in Library Science from the University of North Texas. I have worked both in public and academic libraries and with all ages, from infants to adults. In my spare time, I enjoy baking and reading books/watching movies from all genres (though my particular favorites are poetry and fantasy). I look forward to helping you find your next great read!

Sondra

Hi, my name is Sondra and I am a Library Assistant. I began working at the Benbrook Public Library in August  2009. You will find me at the circulation desk. I can help you with checking out your items from our collection, answering questions, or a new library card.  I have lived in Benbrook since 1985 and I think we have a great community. I look forward to seeing you at the library.

Kathy

My name is Kathy and I was hired in May of 2014 as a Page/Volunteer Supervisor for the Benbrook Public Library, and I now work as a Library Assistant.  I recently retired from Fort Worth I.S.D. after 18 years.  I have my bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman’s University and I am currently a student at the University of North Texas working on my master’s degree in Library Science.  I enjoy reading non-fiction and children’s books.  I eventually want to become a Librarian in a public or academic library setting.  I enjoy reading, gardening, sight-seeing, movies, camping, and antiquing.

Sheryl

My name is Sheryl and I have been with Benbrook Library since April 2015. I started out as a volunteer and then was hired on as Page.  In October of 2016 I was promoted to Library Assistant. I am periodically at the circulation desk where I can help with checking out books, picking up holds , renewing existing Library cards and getting new cards for our patrons.  Formerly I worked for 15 years as an Library Assistant at a Junior High Library.  I would love to meet you so come in and say Hello!!!

Joyce

Hi, my name is Joyce I became a volunteer with the library in 2014 after completing library courses at Tarrant County College.  Most of my working career has been in the corporate environment. I find working in the library a welcomed, refreshing, and rewarding change. I am enjoying my new role here.  I appreciate you for giving me an opportunity to serve the patrons in the Benbrook Community as a Library Assistant. I’m here to help.

George

My name is George and I am the Library IT Specialist.  I began working with the Benbrook Public Library in October 2014.  I am responsible for the maintenance of all our staff and public use computer equipment to include the printers, two servers and Internet.  I spend my days patching and updating software, exploring new Computer Technology to help our library meet the every growing demands of you, our public.  I train and assist you with your their daily computer usage, helping to make your computer experience more enjoyable in a hope that you one day are knowledgeable and more independent.  I have an associate’s degree from ITT Technical Institute of Aurora, Colorado in Computer Network Systems Administration.  I am a Retired Air Force Veteran and owe my love of computers and all the technology surrounding it to the service of my country and it’s my hope to pass that energy on to you here at Benbrook.

 

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