Collection Development: Library

Our Librarians create recommended lists and catalogs with the best hand-picked titles, and highlight the latest sales and promotions!

Cindy Orr

Cindy Orr

Digital Collection Advisor

Loves to read: Mysteries, science fiction, historical fiction, and sometimes romance and fantasy. In nonfiction, history, books about books and reading, and she’ll read just about anything that has great reviews.

Cindy’s Picks
Jane Whitehurst

Jane Whitehurst

Digital Content Librarian II

Loves to read: Young adult, literary fiction, humor, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and anything else that catches my eye.

Jane’s Picks
Kristin Milks

Kristin Milks

Digital Content Librarian III

Loves to read: Fiction, graphic novels, feminist literature, cozy mysteries, children’s book with magical elements, fairy tale-esque anything, narrative nonfiction, young adult literature (with the angst on the side please).

Kristin’s Picks
Liz Tousey

Liz Tousey

Manager, International Collection Development

Loves to read: J/YA, literary fiction, pop nonfiction, fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, romance… I’ll pretty much read anything with a good review from a trusted source.

Liz’s Picks
Lynn Bycko

Lynn Bycko

Digital Content Librarian

Loves to read: History, Dystopian Fiction, Supernatural, Contemporary Topics, Cultural Heritage, Homesteading, Thrillers.

Lynn’s Picks
Maria Fesz

Maria Fesz

Team Lead, Public Library Collection Development

Loves to read: A little bit of everything…Fantasy, Sci-Fi, romance, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, and YA. If it’s weird, I’m in.

Maria’s Picks
Meghan Volchko

Meghan Volchko

Digital Content Librarian III

Loves to read: Literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, Regency romance, thrillers, true crime, memoirs, YA fantasy, a bit of horror, and rereading favorite books that have become friends.

Meghan’s Picks
Rachel Kray

Rachel Kray

Digital Content Librarian III

Loves to read: Literary fiction, true crime, anything rock ‘n’ roll, psychological thrillers, bildungsroman, sci-fi and the occasional cozy cat mystery.

Rachel’s Picks
Erin Kane

Erin Kane

Digital Content Librarian

Loves to read: Crime Fiction, Gothic Horror, Magical Realism, Thrillers, and non-fiction. If I hear about a cool new title on a favorite podcast, I will probably add it to my TBR.

Erin’s Picks
Claire Weibel

Claire Weibel

Digital Content Librarian

Loves to read: An eclectic mix for every mood. Mysteries, thrillers, gothic horror, literary fiction, magical realism, feminist literature, narrative nonfiction, and fantasy. A magical mystery tour through the pages!

Claire’s Picks
Kate Hickey

Kate Hickey

Digital Content Librarian

Loves to read: Queer literature, all kinds of fantasy, mysteries, romance, historical nonfiction, memoirs, and graphic novels.

Kate’s Picks
Kenny Cruse

Kenny Cruse

Digital Content Librarian I

Loves to read: Comics, fantasy, science fiction, science-y nonfiction, folklore, mythology, and roleplaying books.

Kenny’s Picks
Marisa Arancibia

Marisa Arancibia

Digital Content Librarian

Loves to read: Thrillers, fantasy, romance, comedy memoirs, YA graphic novels, sci-fi/dystopia (hold the love triangles), contemporary fiction, and Own Voices—especially from LGBTQ+ and Hispanic authors.

Marisa’s Picks
Shelia Mawdsley

Shelia Mawdsley

Digital Content Librarian

Loves to read: Literature in translation, classics, fantasy, history, and racy romances. Throw in some literary fiction and the occasional mystery and that mostly covers it.

Shelia’s Picks
Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin

Digital Content Librarian

Loves to read: Horror of all sorts, magical realism, psychological thrillers, literary fiction, weird and speculative fiction, fairy-tale and mythology inspired works, and most anything in a graphic novel format, but especially science fiction and memoirs.

Nicole’s Picks