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Collection Development: Library

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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

Content Specialist I

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

Content Specialist II

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

Content Specialist

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

Manager, Public Library Collection Development

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

Content Specialist 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
Tish Lowrey

Tish Lowrey

Digital Collection Advisor

Loves to read: Mysteries, cookbooks, travel, Rock & Roll—histories, biographies & autobiographies, and history.

Erin Kane

Erin Kane

Content Specialist

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

Content Specialist

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

Content Specialist

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

Kenny Cruse

Kenny Cruse

Content Specialist I

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

Marisa Arancibia

Marisa Arancibia

Content Specialist

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.

Maria’s Picks