Meet The Staff

 

Carrie Andrew

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 our Chamber of Commerce and the recently formed endowment fund, Lone Cone Legacy Trust. I also serve 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.

In the years that I have worked as the Director of the Norwood library, I have participated in many training events put on by CRC including RPD in Ouray in 2013.  I appreciate the quality and relevance of the programs, in general, but I found RPD to be all that and more!  The opportunity to interact with regional colleagues and grantmakers creates an extremely rewarding experience. I am excited to get to be a part of the planning for the San Juan RPD in Montrose.

I would describe myself as a Transformational Leader. I seek to inspire my team to work towards a common vision. I communicate well and am not afraid to delegate. I take responsibility for the items that I have committed to complete and I get them done. I tend to be matter of fact, but not too direct. I try to be fair and see all sides to a situation before forming a decision, but I am decisive and want to get things done.


Rhonda Oliver

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.


Brandi Platt

My name is Brandi Platt and I am the Administrative Assistant, Teen and Adult Programmer and Special Events Coordinator and started working here in January of 2017.  I grew up in Norwood, met my husband in high school and after getting married and plenty of moving around, we moved back home. I was introduced by a local lady to a very interesting book called Where Eagles Winter, that is about this area and found a lot of family history, including the fact that my family has been in the area since the 1800’s!

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. Please check our Facebook and website often for new programs!

 


Janet Spor

Janet Spor grew up in North Carolina.  After her retirement from teaching, she was a substitute teacher and worked her way over to the library. She has technically retired from the library as well, but she is still here from time to time subbing in where needed and helping with any Special Events.

 


Patti Jo “PJ” Royer

I was born in Colorado. My husband, David and I have five children. My immediate family is split between Ireland, Norwood, Utah and Washington State. I got my first library job in Washington at The Timberland Regional Library. I was fourteen, worked all through high school. Then I came to Norwood for the summer and worked here at the library for Barbara Youngblood (1981). I love all kinds of books and am a fast reader. I have read the Old-New Testament at least nine times, cover to cover. There is some dedication to history! It is so fun to be back learning all the latest processes for running a library. I love working in the community in such a pleasant way. I am an avid family history researcher and look forward to helping others with their research.

 


Temojai Inhofe
Temojai moved to Norwood in July 2018 with her daughter. Having been born and raised on the West Coast (Alaska to Southern California), this is the farthest east (and highest up) she has ever lived. After having gotten her B.A. in Philosophy at the University of California Santa Barbara she went on to receive her J.D. from  University of San Francisco, School of Law. This is the first time she’s worked in a library and wants everyone to know she loves it!

 


Brooke Robinson

I’m the youth and teen program coordinator. 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.


Chris Rodgers

Chris Rodgers is our custodian, grounds keeper and general maintenance person.

I moved to Norwood in late 2013 and met my wife shortly after calling this beautiful place my home. We have 2 boys and we enjoy playing music together. I’m very thankful to be working with such a good team at the library and looking forward to seeing how much good impact we will have on our community.


Nina Kothe

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.

Emily Nichols

Emily has worked at the Wilkinson Library for a number of years and is one of our subs.


2 thoughts on “Meet The Staff

  1. Hi, Norwood/Lone Cone Library ~ I’ve heard that the library is one place where tickets can be purchased for Saturday’s harvest dinner fundraiser at the Livery. So I’m wondering if someone there would ALSO be willing to help me connect with whomever is organizing the silent auction fundraiser. __I’d be glad to donate something for that, like I’ve done in year’s past. (I’m not sure why I didn’t hear about it sooner, this year, so I’m sorry this is rather last-minute notice.) __If you want to give me a name & contact number of someone else to call about donating an item, feel free; either that, or pass this message along to them–my contact info. including ph.# is at the bottom. __I’d be glad to donate a Gift Certificate for an Acupressure treatment (Asian bodywork done through clothing, with gentle assisted stretching), at my office in Norwood, in the Royer Building. __I’m offering to donate a 30-minute sample treatment (a $35.00 value) that can be upgraded to a full treatment if the winner wishes. __I’d be glad to bring a Gift Certificate in an envelope that can be handed out. (I’m also aiming to attend the event, but am not in Norwood again until the Sat. night event.) __So I hope you can either put me in touch with someone else working on this event, or let me know directly if someone at the library is able to accept this offer–as happened last time. __Thanks! __Shauna Palmer, “Acupressure by Shauna.” __Contact information (also available on the Norwood Chamber of Commerce website): __Phone: 970-729-1728 __Email: m_acupressure@msn.com (and people may also have another email address for me: smpalmer3@msn.com.)

    1. Hi Shauna, I’m very sorry for the delay in response and I really hope that you got the information that you needed. My name is Brandi Platt, I’m the administrative assistant here at the library and I do the updates to the website. I’m still learning all the little quirks for it and I didn’t even know we had an option for messages. If you ever have any questions, you can email me at brandi@loneconelibrary.org. Thank you!

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