Meet the Staff: Ellie Epperson
The mission of the Caldwell Public Library is to "provide services and information to connect, enrich, and inspire our community." Library staff strive to provide the best possible experience for our users - both in-person and online. We understand the importance of building trust with our users and helping them find the resources they need. Over the next several months, we will highlight each of our staff members and the work they do to provide excellent library services to you - our users.
Hi I’m Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Ellie. I’ve been with the Caldwell Public Library for about 4 years as the Youth Services Assistant. I started working in libraries in high school as a page before heading off to college. I then worked as a library assistant before starting at Caldwell. You can usually find me at the Children’s Reference desk, helping in different areas of the library, or in a program. I can assist you with finding/recommending a book, working on the computer, or answering questions about the library in general. My specialty is Youth Services!
I finished my Masters of Library and Information Science in December from San José State University in California and have been using the knowledge to help the Caldwell Public Library continue to grow its resources and services.
I help lead several different programs for all age groups. I read, sing, and dance with the preschool crowd Tuesdays at 10:30 am. On Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, the ‘Tweens and I do crafts, activities, STEAM, and other cool things. Thursdays I entertain (and am entertained by!) our Young Adults at Teen Thursdays. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. we try different subjects from crafts to robots to games.
I also assist with behind the scenes things like collection development for Teens, program planning, interlibrary loan, and more. I try to help out wherever I’m needed; I enjoy learning about all the different aspects of running a library. You can also find me out in the community doing library outreach. I am always learning more about the great city of Caldwell!
My favorite part of the library is giving access to resources, materials, and knowledge to everyone in the community. Everyone is welcome!
Two new things at the library I’m excited about: our new video game collection and the Playaway LaunchPads!