Departments

Administration Staff

Marilyn Genther, Executive Director mgenther@mppl.org
Nancy Kim Phillips Deputy Director
Frank Corry, Deputy Director

Department Heads

  • Building Services: Tom Garvin
  • Circulation: Janine Sarto
  • Collection Management: Nancy Prichard
  • Community Services: Jennifer Amling
  • Fiction/AV/Teen: Larry D’Urso
  • Human Resources: Wendy Temko
  • IT Services: Tim Loga
  • Reference Services: Dale Heath
  • Registration: Martha Johnson
  • South Branch: Maria Garstecki
  • Technical Services: Rosemary Groenwald
  • Youth Services: Mary Smith

Administrative Department

Functions as the central organization for the efficient operation of the total Library program. The Administrative Department includes the Executive Director, Deputy Director for Public Services, Deputy Director Business Operations, Assistant Director, Executive Assistant, Business Manager and Administrative Assistants.

Building Services

Is concerned with the preservation of the aesthetic beauty of the Library, its cleanliness and maintenance, safety throughout the building and grounds and for the proper functioning of all equipment.

Circulation Services

Is responsible for checking in and out materials, shelving and maintaining shelving areas, overdue material retrieval, patron records and some circulation computer functions.

Collection Management

Coordinates acquisition and shelving of all materials and oversees the selection of adult materials.

Community Services

Is responsible for all public relations and marketing efforts of the Library and all graphics, signage, and printed materials. Community Services also coordinates the Adult nonfiction programs.

Fiction/Audiovisual/Teen Services

Provides information and recommendations for adults and teens regarding recreational reading, viewing, and listening materials. Fiction/AV/Teen staff facilitate book discussions, coordinate the Homebound service, serve as a resource for literacy building materials, and support the homework and research needs of area students.

Human Resources

Is responsible for employment, training and development, benefits administration, personnel actions, performance review process, record keeping and reporting. Oversees volunteer program and processing of payroll.

Information Services

Provides assistance on a wide range of questions, both in person and on the phone. Information Services can assist in obtaining materials from other libraries, either through arranged pick-ups or Interlibrary Loan. The IS desk also provides access to subscription financial newsletters (Value Line, Morningstar etc.) and local Community Information.

IT Services

Is responsible for all computer and network operations. Coordinates computer training for staff and public.

Reference Services

Provides nonfiction materials, information and services to adult patrons. Librarians maintain the adult nonfiction circulating collection and the reference collection, which includes print material and a collection of online subscription databases. Reference staff provide reference service by telephone, chat, IM and in-person at the Reference Services Desk on the second floor of the library.

Registration Department

Staffs and maintains Registration and Patron Services. Is responsible for patron card registration and updating borrower information, adult program registration, voter registration, provides directional information, maintains lost and found, processes meeting room rentals and display case booking and answers switchboard and directs calls.

South Branch

Provides a circulating collection of books, movies, and music in English, Spanish, Polish, Gujarati, Korean, and Russian for children, teens, and adults.  E-net computer workstations are available for searching online information sources, the Internet, language instruction, and Microsoft Office. Bilingual staff is available to provide assistance on a wide range of topics to meet the educational, intellectual, and recreational needs of the surrounding community.

Technical Services

The Technical Services Department is responsible for preparing and readying books and audiovisual materials for circulation and for database maintenance of the online catalog. This entails providing bibliographic access to all library materials via the online catalog; applying authority control practices to the online bibliographic records; and then physically processing all of the materials.

Youth Services

The Youth Services department serves children from birth through age 11 and their parents and caregivers to help meet their educational, intellectual and recreational needs.