SYRACUSE — Kim Blaha, director of the Syracuse Public Library, has reassigned Katie Moran to the position of lead cataloger and head of tech services.
Moran started at the Syracuse Library after graduating from Grace College. Her children’s page job led to filling an opening as head of adult circulation and, when an opening in cataloging was available, she took on those responsibilities. Blaha has brought in Shelley Kruger as head of adult circulation to free up Moran to focus on the changing needs with computers and mobile devices.
Moran’s first job in a library was during high school where she worked at the base library in South Korea. Her long-range plans were to become an English teacher, but after a year of working at the library she enrolled in the Master’s of Library and Information Sciences program at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
As she enters her fourth year she has committed to a project through the Indiana Library Leadership Academy with the descriptor; Design and place computer classes in the community. Now that Moran is released from day-to-day projects like scheduling she looks forward to training staff to be better able to answer questions about the uses of computer technologies.
Krueger has worked in the Mentone Library for at least 17 years. Krueger began as a page and gradually took on more circulation responsibilities as the hours became available. In 2012 she created the young adult department and the first newsletter. She took on adult programming and other computer operations.
As the new head of adult circulation at the Syracuse Library she looks forward to helping patrons with computer problems and streamlining processes to make operations easy for patrons and staff. Krueger was elected to a second term on the town board of Mentone. Four years ago she started the farmers market in Mentone and has maintained its successful operation with the maxim, keep it simple.