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Erica

Library Director

I am the Library Director. I was hired in September 2014 as a Programming Librarian and was promoted to Assistant Director in October 2020. In March 2022 I was named the Library Director. My main purpose is not only to keep the library running with the budget and administrative responsibilities, but also to support the staff as they deliver programs and services to the community. I work with the staff and Board of Trustees in collaboration so that the library is a welcoming place for all Benbrook residents. My favorite part of being the Library Director is working with the community and the look on patrons' faces when they realize how much our library has to offer! As we work towards the process of building a new library, I am wholeheartedly dedicated to building a library that meets the needs of our community.

Samantha

Library Operations Manager

Hello! I am the Library Operations Manager. I began working with Benbrook Public Library in December of 2020. I work behind the scenes, performing bookkeeping and other administrative office duties all to support the wonderful staff. Libraries have always been one of my favorite places to be in and I love to read historical fiction. In my spare time, I also love crocheting and photography. I am so excited to have this opportunity to work in such a wonderful library!

James

Technology and Facilities Manager

I am the Technology and Facilities Manager. In 2017, I started out as the Makerspace Assistant part-time and was hired full-time as the STEM Coordinator/Instructional Designer position in 2020. I am here to help you with all of your 3D printing, engraving, poster printing, and other technology needs. I will be looking after the building to ensure everything is working properly as well in my current position. You will find me at the front Information Desk from time to time, or in the Makerspace. I am also here to help and cultivate all your STEM needs through educational programming and enrichment. I have been with the library since November 2017. I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master's in Science in Learning Technology (Instructional Design) from the University of North Texas. I have been a resident of Benbrook since 2013. I have a wife, a son, a Boston Terrier, a Pug, and a Sulcata tortoise. I spend any spare time woodworking, gardening with my son, or restoring old equipment.

Cullen

Adult Services Manager

Hello, I’m the Adult Services Manager. 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.

Sara

Adult Services Librarian

Hi there! I am the Adult Services Librarian. I have been a resident of Benbrook since 2008. I taught high school and middle school for 14 years, but decided to make a change in the spring of 2019 when I applied at the Benbrook Library. In my free time, I enjoy reading historic fiction, sewing, and gardening. I feel privileged to serve the Benbrook community and love working here!

Kate

Information Specialist

I am the Information Specialist. I joined the library team in February 2020 and I am thoroughly enjoying being a part of this knowledge center. My favorite thing about working here is the collective dedication to serving the community and a constant drive for improvement! I have a master's degree in English and an extensive background in customer service from all over the world. I used to travel for a living (over 70 countries so far and I haven't said my last word yet!) but I decided to make Texas my home. I am a fan of science fiction but I enjoy making exceptions, too. I look forward to meeting you and helping out with your queries.

Krystal

Interlibrary Loan Specialist

I am the Interlibrary Loan Specialist. I started here at Benbrook in May 2018 as a Library Assistant. In October 2020, I made the move to my new interlibrary loan (ILL) position. I help request items from lending libraries all over the country. Once the items are received, I process all of the materials and get them ready for you to enjoy. If you ever need help finding materials we don’t own in our collection, I’m here to help! 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!

Kayla

Marketing Specialist

Hello! I am the Marketing Specialist. I started working as a Page at Benbrook Public Library in October of 2020. In March of 2022, I took on a new role and have really enjoyed being able to contribute to the library in a whole new way. I get to create original artwork that you will see around the library including the windows facing the street. I love getting to be creative at work and feel so grateful for the opportunities I've been given as the Marketing Specialist. I also contribute to the library's Instagram account so be sure to follow us there! My tasks can really vary from day to day. One day you may find me at the Information Desk and the next I may be a backup dancer in one of our music videos. I love my job and I work with some really amazing people!

Miranda

Youth Services Manager

Hello! I have been employed with Benbrook Public Library since February 2001. I recently became the Youth Services Manager. I am responsible for all of the children and teen programming 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.

Julie

Youth Services Librarian

Hello! I am the Youth Services Librarian. I started working at Benbrook Public Library in October 2020 at the circulation desk. In 2021, I began working as the Youth Services Librarian. I love my job! I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. I have over 20 years of experience working in both public and school libraries. I am a huge advocate for early literacy, and it is what inspired me to pursue and earn my Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. My motto is “everybody is a reader...some just haven’t found their favorite book yet”. I love children’s and YA literature, adult thrillers, and horror books. I look forward to meeting you and helping you and your family with all your literacy needs.

Raven

Librarian Specialist

Ahoy! I am a Librarian Specialist. I began working here at the library in January 2022, and my job mainly involves assisting the adult services and youth services with whatever they may need. I have an English degree from UT Arlington and an MLS from Texas Woman’s University. One of the things I love most about library work is that I’m able to do my part to ensure that everyone has equal access to information and leisure. In my spare time, I enjoy ballet, improv, writing poetry, and discovering new hobbies. I’m thrilled to be here and thoroughly enjoy my work serving the Benbrook community!

Austin

Youth Services Page

Hello! I am the Youth Services Page. I started here at Benbrook in early January 2021, and since then I've continued to reshelve the children's books, tidy-up the play area, and do anything to make sure your kiddos have as much fun as possible in our library.  I developed my love for reading at a young age and it's been sincerely rewarding to help others find that for themselves, especially with the same books I remember enjoying at their age. Currently my passion for books lies in autobiographies, psychology, fantasy, and anything with a neat book-cover. I love what I do with being able to assist anybody with their library needs, and I welcome any and all questions you may have. Thank you for allowing me to serve y'all!

Sheryl

Circulation Manager

Hello! I am the Circulation Manager. I have been a happy resident of Benbrook for 9 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 in 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 non-fiction, biographies, and autobiographies are my favorites! If you have any questions or concerns, please call or come in and ask for me, I would love to help you.

Jordan

Library Assistant

Hello all! I’ve really enjoyed my time here at Benbrook Public Library and am thankful to work with such an amazing group of individuals! I have lived in Fort Worth my whole life and began my journey in libraries starting with Fort Worth Library in April 2016. In November 2020, I migrated to Euless Public Library, and then finally made my way home at Benbrook Public Library as of April 2021. In 2013, I acquired my Bachelor’s in English from the University of North Texas. During my spare time, I enjoy reading and video games, playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, taking dance lessons, practicing 3D animation and 3D printing as a hobby, and spending time with friends, family, and my furry sisters. You will often find me at the Information Desk with a big smile across my face ready to help!

Krystal C.

Library Assistant

Hi everyone! I was hired as a Library Assistant in March of 2022. I got my bachelor’s degree in Classical Civilizations and minored in English and Studio Art from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. During my summers I volunteered at the North Richland Hills Library and loved it so much that I decided to get my master’s degree. I graduated from the University of North Texas with my Library Science degree in 2014. I worked at Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library in Lancaster, TX as a Library Assistant for almost 5 years where I did a little bit of everything. I enjoy reading just about everything, but some of my favorites are fairy tale retellings, fantasy, historical fiction, and children’s books with great art!

Joyce

Materials Specialist

Hi. I have worked at BNPL as a Library Assistant since June of 2015. Just recently my job title changed to Materials Specialist. I’m grateful for the change and to be working behind the scenes to restore a large portion of our damaged item. Thank your for the opportunity to continue serving the patrons.

Lori

Materials Specialist

Hi! I am a Materials Specialist. I began as a volunteer with our library in early 2017 and joined the permanent staff in September of that same year. My title was “Library Assistant” until recently. I am still part of the Circulation Department, but currently spend most of my time processing the new materials and getting them ready to go out on the shelves. You may also see me in the stacks, searching for items that fill requests that patrons have made or shelving items that have been returned. New patrons will also see me when they get their library card. I have been a resident of Benbrook for over 20 years. 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!

Jenny

Library Assistant

I have been with the Benbrook Library since October 2020. I started out as an On-Call Library Assistant then moved up to a part-time Library Assistant. You can find me either at the Information Desk or out amongst the books! I can help you with checking your items out, locating books, or just about any question you may have about our library.  This is my ideal place to work, surrounded by books. My other hobbies include crocheting, sewing, gardening, playing with and walking my dogs. Come and lose yourself in a book!

Macy

Library Assitant

I began working at the Benbrook Public Library in March of 2021 as a substitute and now work part time as a Library Assistant. I have a degree in English Literature from the University of North Texas and am currently working on my library and information science degree from UNT as well. During my spare time I enjoy writing fiction and playing video games. I read a lot and from many genres, but my favorites are horror and fantasy/science fiction. Some of my favorite authors are TJ Klune, Andrzej Sapowski, Paul Tremblay, and Emily St John Mandel. You'll find me at the front desk helping with any questions about the library you may have!

Karin

Library Assistant

Hello and Hola! I am a Library Assistant.  I enjoy helping new patrons of all ages and nationalities, especially those who are surprised to see what Benbrook Public Library has for improving their lives.  As a teenager volunteering at an Air Force base library to working at several city public libraries as an adult, I enjoy sharing the unique items and programs the Library has for our community. I love words and want to give everyone excellent attention and customer service. I signed up for my first Benbrook Library card in 1987 and have volunteered at Benbrook Public Library prior to my current position.