Meet the Library Staff

and Board!

A Message from the Director

I am so honored to be back in my hometown to give back to the community that gave so much to me. In fact, I even grew up going to this very same library when I was little!  I grew up in Irving, IL and graduated from Hillsboro High School. Since then I went on to receive a Bachelor's in English-publishing in 2012 and a Masters in Library Science with a K-12 library and information specialist teaching licensure in 2014. I have prior experience as a school librarian and district librarian in Illinois Schools. I also have experience working with special needs children, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

As the roles of librarians change from finding information for you, to demonstrating how to use technology, assisting with genealogy research and even providing cultural experiences, my vision of the library includes increasing and developing programs for all ages from birth through adulthood,  offering  basic computer and technology one-on-one training, expanding graphic novel collections, revamping the nonfiction sections and adding to our digital archives via podcasts ("The Voices of Hillsboro" project) for digital and historical preservation.

 

My office door is always open (except during lunch breaks or when I am out) as I have an "Open Door Policy" so that community and library members feel welcome here. Stop in and visit us!

Sincerely,

Shelley Kolb (Singler)

Library Clerks

Sharon Martincic

Sharon is a long time employee of over 8 years of service. She is a wonderful resource for helping with genealogy research or providing readers advisory (book recommendations) service. She is well versed with knowledge of popular adult authors and titles. Everyone is always wondering what Sharon is reading! Sharon also provides circulation services, inter library loan services, book keeping and shelving.

Jenny Murphy

Jenny has worked at the library for approximately 4-5 years. Jenny provides circulation services, quick reference, answers the phone, shelves the children's books and is great with little ones. Jenny is our acquisitions clerk (she catalogs the books for us). 

Sue VanOstran 

Sue currently  maintains and manages the Witt library on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sue previously was our substitute librarian since 2016, but now has recently joined our staff permanently as of September, 2018. She is going to continue to be the Witt Library in addition to being part of our staff. Sue is skilled in interlibrary loan, knowledge of library law and procedures from her experience at Witt. 

Nancy Merriman

Nancy is our newest clerk starting in September 2018. Nancy is currently trained on circulation, interlibrary loan and she is in charge of tracking memorials and sending sympathy acknowledgements to the grieving families. She also handles deposits at the bank for the library. Nancy is also is trained to notarize legal documents. This is Nancy's first year with the library. 

The Hillsboro Library Board of Trustees
(Updated as of May 2019)

President - Tish Spelbring,                Contact: (spelbring64@gmail.com)

Vice President -Barb Mulch                Contact: (barbmulch@gmail.com)

Secretary - Carolyn Meier                  Contact: (carolyn_meier@yahoo.com)

Treasurer - Carol Naylor                    Contact: (cnaylor@consolidated.net)

Judy Albracht                                 Contact: (judyalbracht@gmail.com)

Terry Trader

Michelle Balla     

© Last Updated October 24th, 2019  by Shelley Kolb.

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