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Meet the Staff

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you.  


Steve          steve@benbrooklibrary.org
My name is Steve and I am the Library Director.  I began working with the Benbrook Public Library in August 2011.  I am involved in managing the library’s budget and administrative responsibilities and supporting the staff in delivering programs and services.  I work with the staff and Board of Trustees in strategic planning and implementing new ideas.  I have a BA and an MA from the University of Texas at Arlington focusing on International Relations and another master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Information Science.  I enjoy reading and researching non-fiction material related to history, politics, and languages, and especially like helping individuals find information and develop skills that improve their lives.


Miranda          miranda@benbrooklibrary.org
Hello, my name is Miranda and I have been the Youth Services Librarian at the Benbrook Public Library since February 2001. I am responsible for all of the children and teen programing and collection development at the Library. My days are filled with various tasks including juggling the informational needs of teens and planning fun storytimes for preschoolers.  I feel I have the best job in the world! I have a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas.  I am always available to answer questions and help you find your way through our library.


Cullen          cullen@benbrooklibrary.org

Hello, my name is Cullen and I’m the Adult Services Librarian. I’ve been with the library since November 2011. My main responsibilities are developing the adult collections, planning and implementing programs for adults, promoting library services, and helping patrons meet their various library-related needs. I have a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Oklahoma (sorry, Texas fans) and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. I primarily read fiction of various genres, and my favorite authors are Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Fredrik Backman, and David Sedaris. Come to me for help with tracking down that elusive book, operating temperamental technology, or anything else in the world of information.


Erica      erica@benbrooklibrary.org

My name is Erica and I am the Community Engagement Librarian.  I have been with the library since September 2014, and I now live in Benbrook as well.  My responsibilities include creating and planning programs at the library that are fun, informative, and hold an interest for the community.  I also work with social media, so make sure to follow our facebook and twitter feeds!  My bachelor’s degree is from Texas Tech University in English Literature, and I graduated from the University of North Texas with my master’s degree in Library Science.  I love to read, and my guilty pleasure reading is urban fantasy.  Let me know if you have a program idea, want to talk football, or need help finding that great book.


Sheryl      sheryl@benbrooklibrary.org

Hello!  My name is Sheryl and I have been a happy resident of Benbrook for 6 years. I first started out at Benbrook Public Library in February 2015 as a volunteer.  I was then hired on as a page in April of that same year. In October of 2016, I was promoted to Library Assistant. After almost two years at that position I was promoted to Circulation Manager.  My duties now include overseeing the Circulation Staff and making sure things run smoothly in the Circulation Department. Of course, I love to read and I really like non-fiction, biographies and autobiographies.  If you have any questions or concerns please call or come in and ask for me, I would love to help you.


Phyllis          phyllis@benbrooklibrary.org
My name is Phyllis and I’m a Librarian Assistant. I made the move to this position in October 2012. You will find me working with the librarians or at the information desk.  I started as a volunteer in 2009 at Benbrook Library and was hired in October 2010 as a Library Assistant. I attended Minnesota State University-Mankato and South Central College. I learned sign language to better communicate with others. I have worked for high school, elementary school and public libraries in Minnesota and Iowa. I spend my leisure time on photography, digital scrapbooking and finding the best deals the area has to offer.


Liz          liz@benbrooklibrary.org

Hello, my name is Liz and I’m the Adult Services Librarian Assistant. I starting working at the library in Spring 2018. My educational background includes a bachelors degree in English Composition from UTA and a nearly completed masters degree in Library Science from UNT. I have had the opportunity to work with various non-profits over the years and enjoy helping individuals work toward their goals. You can find me at the information desk or working with the Adult Services Librarian on various projects and programs.


Libby        libby@benbrooklibrary.org

Hello, my name is Libby and I’m the Admin Assistant, providing support for the staff at Benbrook Library District.  We moved to Benbrook in 1986 and so have witnessed the Library’s growth. In my spare time I enjoy cooking with my grandkids and training my Red Heeler, Ginger.  Travel is also high on my bucket list.  So pleased to be working with good people and in such a peaceful environment.


Kathy     kathy.spencer@benbrooklibrary.org

My name is Kathy and I am a Library Assistant and the Volunteer Supervisor. I retired from Fort Worth I.S.D. in 2014 after 18 years and came to work at the Benbrook Public Library in May of the same year. I have my bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman’s University and my masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. I enjoy reading fiction adult books, children’s books and biography books. I also enjoy gardening, sight-seeing different towns, movies, watching my favorite shows on Hulu, camping and hiking, and antique shopping. I am here to help you with checking out your items, making new library cards and finding that book or movie you are wanting.

 

Joyce      joyce@benbrooklibrary.org

Hi, my name is Joyce. I became a volunteer with BNPL in 2014. My desire was to become part of library staff. I received a Library Technician Certification of Completion after taking library courses at TCC Trinity River Campus.  I find working in the library a welcomed, refreshing, challenging, and rewarding change. I am enjoying my  role here.  I appreciate you for giving me an opportunity to serve the patrons in the Benbrook Community as a Library Assistant.  Some of my hobbies are: reading, shopping, jewelry making, sewing, crocheting, visiting the movie theater regularly, and spending time with family. Future hobbies are: photography & traveling.

Krystal     krystal@benbrooklibrary.org

My name is Krystal and I am a Library Assistant. I previously worked for the Fort Worth Library until May 2018 when I accepted my position here at Benbrook Library. You can find me at the front desk ready to assist you in getting a library card, updating your account, and checking in/out materials. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. I love to read and have been around books my entire life, so working at the library feels like home to me. I’m excited to be working in such a great community and I look forward to helping everyone!

Lori         lori@benbrooklibrary.org

My name is Lori and I am a Library Assistant.  I began as a volunteer with our library in early 2017 and joined the permanent staff in September of that same year.  Throughout my career I have held a variety of clerical positions - many of them were working with the military.  As a book lover, I really enjoy working in the library, and it is exciting serving and being around people who like reading as much as I do!


Leigh Ann     leighann@benbrooklibrary.org

My name is Leigh Ann and I have been the Library Page since November of 2018. I started out as a volunteer at the Benbrook Library in 2017. My job consists of checking in books from the book drops, processing items that come in on the truck, shelving and anything else our Librarians need help with. I enjoy serving patrons in this way. One of my dream jobs has always been to work at a library and this is amazing because my mother thought I would never learn to read. Now, I can never be found without a book.


George          george@benbrooklibrary.org

My name is George and I am the Library IT Specialist.  I began working with the Benbrook Public Library in October 2014.  I am responsible for the maintenance of all our staff and public use computer equipment to include the printers, two servers and Internet.  I spend my days patching and updating software, exploring new Computer Technology to help our library meet the every growing demands of you, our public.  I train and assist you with your their daily computer usage, helping to make your computer experience more enjoyable in a hope that you one day are knowledgeable and more independent.  I have an associate’s degree from ITT Technical Institute of Aurora, Colorado in Computer Network Systems Administration.  I am a Retired Air Force Veteran and owe my love of computers and all the technology surrounding it to the service of my country and it’s my hope to pass that energy on to you here at Benbrook.


James          james@benbrooklibrary.org

My name is James and I am the MakerSpace Assistant with the Benbrook Public Library. I am here to help you with all of your 3D printing, engraving, poster printing, and other technology needs. I have been with the library since November 2017.  I have a BA from the University of Texas at Arlington and am currently a graduate student at Tarleton State University pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration.