Library Director, Colin Colin comes to the Fern Ridge Library from the world of book selling, most recently at the University of Oregon Bookstore. He completed his MLIS from the iSchool at the University of Washington in early 2007, and is quite content to have made the transition from selling books to lending them. When he's not reading, Colin enjoys jogging (slowly), swimming, and spending time outside, even in the rain.
Assistant Library Director, Laura Laura loves the library! She has many years' experience in public and school libraries with a variety of responsibilities ranging from cataloging to children's programs. She is thankful to have become part of the Fern Ridge Library and enjoys the welcoming community. As Assistant Director, her job is to help out the Director and to be available to the public and staff whenever needed. She is also the Tech Service Coordinator, responsible for computer and technology issues. She processes new and donated materials, and is responsible for keeping library statistics. She also has many other duties that help keep daily operations smooth. When not at the library, Laura creates crafts, spends time with her family, and laughs out loud.
Business Manager, Jerri As the Business Manager Jerri is responsible for the financial well being of the library. She is involved with budget preparation, payroll, record keeping and administering the business affairs of the library district.
Youth Services Librarian, Sharon Sharon received her MLIS from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. When she's not practicing a new ukulele song for pre-K and toddler story time here at the library, she can be found reading a new teen book, hiking, or playing fetch with her best dog-friend.
Library Assistant II & Volunteer Coordinator, Caitlin Caitlin is currently pursuing an MLIS online through the iSchool at University of Washington. Having been a life-long patron of libraries, she hopes to join the ranks of librarians after completing her degree. As the Volunteer Coordinator, she interviews and trains potential volunteers. She also processes new and donated media. In her spare time Caitlin enjoys running, cross-stitching, and, of course, reading.
Library Assistant I, Barbara As a Library Assistant Barbara runs the circulation desk with a cheerful smile, welcomes new patrons, assist patrons of all ages, sends overdue notices, shelves books and checks items in as they are returned. She also processes new magazines for circulation. She describes her job as the best job in the world. Barbara enjoys reading, gardening, beading, quilting and sewing in her spare time.