Western Maryland Regional Library's Newsletter  --  March/April 2017

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See who your colleagues nominated!

In our last issue, we gave a shout out to some of your colleagues who were nominated for going above and beyond. Check out this issue's staff spotlight to help congratulate your colleagues for their hard work and dedication. Help us continue by congratulating this issue's staff spotlight!

Congratulations LATI Graduates!
Western Maryland Congratulates its LATI Grads
The Western Maryland region had four graduates from the Fall 2016 LATI program. [From left to right] Hannah Byler (RELGC), Aimee Rutt (WCFL), Kate Ware (WMRL), and Carol Richardson-Heft (ACLS). Congratulations, ladies! Your hard work paid off. 
Training Highlight: 
Beyond Sensory Story Time 
- with Jacob Hutton

Join Jacob Hutton of Harford County Library System to learn more about adapting and creating sensory programming for children and adults with special needs. 
The workshop is being offered multiple times to accommodate as many as possible. 

If you're interested, click here to register for one of the three available times. 
Hey, Western Maryland, 
Check Out "The Way We Worked"
The Way We Worked

What kind of jobs did folks from Allegany and Garrett hold in the past? Check out the images from Allegany Library System's collection of photographs of hay making, transporting, and barn loading, as well as sugaring, mining, driving the school bus, feeding the turkeys, and even designing the third stage of a Polaris rocket. 

Click below to read about the traveling Smithsonian exhibit featuring the way we worked in Western Maryland

Happy Anniversary banner

We'd like to give a shout out to our Western Maryland Library partners who are celebrating an Anniversary in March and April.  Way to go!  It is a pleasure to be able to honor your years of service with the Libraries of Western Maryland.

Celebrating in March:
  • Tobin Bakner, Information Technology (WCFL/WMRL) - 18 yrs
  • Elizabeth Hulett, Western Maryland Regional Library - 15 yrs
  • Marilyn Ashcraft, Bookmobile (WCFL) - 14 yrs
  • Tammy Gantz, County Services - Smithsburg (WCFL) - 11 yrs 
  • Tracy Carroll, Western Maryland Regional Library  - 10 yrs
  • Joyce Wilson, George's Creek (ACLS) - 10 yrs
  • Joe Kelso, Maintenance (WCFL) - 7 yrs
  • Will Carroll, Circulation (WCFL) - 3 yrs
  • Cyndi Powell, Young Adult (WCFL) - 3 yrs
  • Jeremy Glunt, Circulation (WCFL) - 1 yr
  • Kendra Ganoe, Circulation (WCFL) - 1 yr
  • Shary Green, Tech Processing (WCFL) - 1 yr
Celebrating in April:
  • Susan Poper, Western Maryland Regional Library - 33 yrs
  • Barbara Riffey, Westernport (ACLS) - 26 yrs
  • Ann Leighton, Interium Director (RELGC) - 25 yrs
  • Barb Kronewitter, Tech Processing (WCFL) - 19 yrs
  • Lydia Byrne, Adult Reference (WCFL) - 18 yrs
  • Harry Sachs, Adult Reference (WCFL) - 16 yrs
  • Laura Crawford, County Services (WCFL) - 13 yrs
  • Joshua Lesher, Information Technology (WCFL) - 4 yrs
  • Darrell Hull, County Services (WCFL) - 2 yrs
  • Kate DeSelms, Circulation (RELGC) - 1 yr
  • Jay Trovato, Adult Reference (WCFL) - 1 yr
We didn't forget!  Happy belated Anniversary to our January & February peeps!

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