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Richland Library Expands Team, Hires Locally

Richland Library recently filled four coveted library positions with local candidates from the Midlands. Promotions include:

Crystal Johnson has been named the Richland Library St. Andrews Librarian. Johnson has worked in the library’s Research Department since 2007. She received a bachelor’s degree from Mt. Holyoke College and her Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of South Carolina. Crystal is active in SCLA, Beta Phi Mu and was selected as an ALA Emerging Leader in 2012.

Kelly Jones was selected as the Richland Library Ballentine Manager. Jones has worked at the library in a number of capacities but most recently as a librarian in the Research Department. She is also a member of the library’s Leadership Class of 2013 and Columbia Opportunity Resource. Jones received a bachelor’s degree in theatre studies from the University of Evansville in Indiana and an MLIS from the University of South Carolina.

Thomas Maluck was selected as a Richland Library Teen Services Librarian. Maluck began his career with the Richland Library in 2009 as a shelver at Richland Library St. Andrews before advancing to a Graduate Assistant and then a librarian at Richland Library Northeast. He received both his bachelor’s degree and MLIS from the University of South Carolina.

Jennifer Naimzadeh has been named as the Richland Library Teen Services Manager. Naimzadeh joined the library in 2012 as a Teen Services Librarian and will oversee the library’s new Teen Center at Main. She has a master’s degree in decorative arts, design and culture from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, and an MLIS from the University of South Carolina.

Richland Library’s 400 full and part-time staff work to provide outstanding library services and resources that help people find jobs, have success in school and explore new ideas and technologies. In addition to staff, more than 1,000 volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours of service each year.

For more information about the library and its impact on the community, visit RichlandLibrary.com or stop by one of the 11 locations in Richland County.

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