Born in Jos, Nigeria, I spent the first 18 years of my life as a missionary kid. I returned to the Texas for college, receiving a BA in Elementary Education from Dallas Baptist University. After teaching 4th grade ESL in Texas for 4 years, my Australian husband and I moved to Telluride in 2003. Starting out in seasonal jobs, we quickly put down roots by purchasing a home in Norwood. I first worked at the Telluride library for 1 year and then became the District/HS Librarian for the Norwood School District where I worked for 5 years. During which time, I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Media (School Librarianship) from UNC Greeley. I began working as the Library Director of the Norwood library in 2010. These have been exciting and rewarding years, during which time I have had the honor to serve the community in many ways including sitting on the boards of the Prime Time Leadership board, Chamber of Commerce, Lone Cone Legacy Trust and multiple initiatives. I also served on the board of the Colorado Library Consortium, a state-wide agency providing continuing education, cooperative purchasing, regional consulting, and ILS management to libraries all over the state.
Now that the new library facility has been completed, I am excited to see it used by the local and regional community in new and creative ways which bring more opportunities to our citizens.
Rhonda Oliver is the Technical Services Specialist. Any item that patrons are unable to find in the AspenCat catalog, she will gladly search and find in other libraries. It is delivered to the library and you are notified when it is ready for pickup. She has been working for the library since 2002 and enjoys the challenges that library science has as it evolves with constant changes in technology. Cataloging is her true passion, and she is always excited to see a new box of books come through the door. She also processes all donations to the library, so don’t hesitate to call the library to set up a time for drop off during business hours.
I love books, I always have and I always have one, likely my Kindle, in my hands. I feel like being in a library is where I belong. I am a Beta reader for my friend and author, Ann Charles (help with the final edit before publishing). Please check our Facebook and website often for new programs!
I was born and raised in Southwest Missouri. I moved to Norwood in 2011 and immediately started working in childcare. I’ve had lots of early childhood and pyramid training. I’m very excited to bring everything I’ve learned over the years into to Lone Cone Library. My hobbies include singing, reading, and hiking. I’ve always enjoyed working with young children and now being able to provide the littles in our community with fun learning activities.
I have lived in the Telluride region for a little over 30 years and in Norwood for 11 years. Originally I am from northern California, Grass Valley. I graduated from California State University Sacramento with a B.A. in Social Sciences. I also attended Fort Lewis College in Durango to attain a Colorado Secondary level teaching credential. This year, 2019 I retired from a thirteen year job working for the San Miguel County Commissioner’s Office. I love working at the new Lone Cone Library and look forward to meeting all of the current and future library patrons. I adore reading and learning new things.
*Nina is one of our Circulation Assistants.
Jaidyn is our current teen helper and is in charge of the Summer Lunch Program for kids. She helps with most of the programs and any other tasks that are assigned.
Jaidyn has lived in Norwood for 7 years, attends Norwood High School and has aspirations to become a Game Warden.
I was born and raised in Northeastern Oklahoma. I lived in Claremore, Oklahoma for 20 years while raising my family. I have felt a longing to experience new people, places and things outside of my comfort area for the last few years. After a few visits to this area, I decided it was time to make my home here in July 2020.
My career history includes public service, customer service and non-profit experiences. I have taught Career & Life Management classes to teenagers as well as kindergarten Sunday school classes for several years. I look forward to applying my years of career and volunteer experience to assist families in developing a love for reading in the Norwood area. The opportunities ahead are exciting and I look forward to getting to know many of you!
*Beverly joined the library team in August 2020 as our Library Program Coordinator.*
My abridged biography begins as a 5th generation Colorado native (yes non-fiction) and I am here in Norwood for romance and mystery. As an avid astrologer I love the Dark Sky Initiative and checking out our immense starlit, Norwood nights. I also love our ol’-western town characters and renewing serenity here in our down home appeal. I earned my art degree from Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado and became an action sports/world travel photographer and art gallery owner in Taos, New Mexico. I returned to Colorado in 2006 (yes-over due!) and spent the latter part of my 20’s, 30’s….& 40’s working in and studying the healing arts, healing movement modalities and language arts. My life is a cross reference enjoyment of gardening, fine arts, community service, birdwatching, peaceful silence (only to be interrupted by bird song), houseplants, friendship, family, working and culinary arts. I look forward to meeting you here at the Lone Cone Library.
* Amber joined the library team in July 2020 as one of our Circulation Assistants.