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Staff profiles

A Day in the Life at the Library – Mark, Patron Services Specialist

Our staff are what keep our library running smoothly. Take a peek behind the scenes at the wide variety of jobs at the library with this series highlighting a day in the life of different employees. Patron Services Specialist Mark started working at the library seven months ago, and primarily works at Ladd Library. Patron… View more

Events Specialist Kami Zbanek Hill loves ‘making magic’ at the Library

Events Specialist Kami Zbanek Hill just started at the library about a month ago, but this isn’t her first time working here. She was previously a summer seasonal employee for three seasons before starting on the Community Relations team. What does your job typically include? Coordinating events held in the Library and the use of… View more

Branch Supervisor Trevor Hanel likes that the Library ‘makes our community shine just a little more.’

Meet Downtown Library Branch Supervisor Trevor Hanel, the latest in our ongoing series of staff profiles. Trevor started as a shelver in October 2007. What does your job typically include? One of the most exciting things about my job is that I build many relationships with patrons. I assist staff in resolving issues with library accounts,… View more

Have a question about turkey vultures or what to read next? Ask Patron Services Specialist Tricia Semple

Patron Services Specialist Tricia Semple is this week’s featured staff member. If you see her at the Downtown Library, be sure to say hello! What does your job typically include? Patron care, assisting library patrons with reader’s advisory (book recommendations), helping navigate computers and other resources available in the library, and attempting to answer any… View more

From school tours to solving problems in emergencies, Jessica Musil keeps things running at the Library

Senior Administrative Assistant Jessica Musil has been an integral presence behind the scenes since before both the current Downtown and Ladd Library locations opened. She’s our latest featured staff member in our series introducing the people of the Cedar Rapids Public Library. What does your job typically include? My primary role is to assist the… View more

‘Making the community a better place’ is the goal for Ladd Library Branch Manager Stephanie Hall

Meet the Staff For this week’s staff profile, meet Ladd Library Branch Manager Stephanie Hall, who started working at the Library in 2015. What does your job typically include? I manage the building, so I take care of maintenance issues by informing those who can help. I keep track of staff with breaks and lunches,… View more

Want to program a robot or make slime? Librarian Jen Eilers can help

Meet the Staff Programming Librarian Jen Eilers is our newest featured staff member in our series introducing the people of the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Jen started working here just over two years ago. What does your job typically include? It’s hard to say what I typically do because programming is such a varied job…. View more

Ladd Library Supervisor Tina Pipkin loves helping patrons learn new technology

Meet the Cedar Rapids Public Library staff Our series profiling Library staff continues with Ladd Library Branch Supervisor Tina Pipkin, who has been with the Library since 2015. What does your job typically include? Working closely with the Ladd staff and problem solving, helping with reference as needed, and helping patrons with library related questions,… View more

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