Thursday, November 21, 2013

Russell Library News (Very Good News)

The person on the left is Chris Angeli, former Head of Circulation at Russell Library. On the right is Brandie Doyle, who has just been named the new Head of Circulation at the Library.  Ms. Angeli is now Head Librarian at Milford Library. Below is the press release (thanks to the Middletown Patch for the photograph):

Russell Library Promotes Brandie Doyle to Head of Circulation Services
Russell Library in Middletown, CT has announced the promotion of Brandie Doyle to Circulation Services Department Head.  Among other duties, she will be responsible for supervising Circulation staff; planning and managing the circulation of materials; registration of borrowers, and interlibrary loans; overseeing maintenance of the adult circulating book collection; and selecting materials for the adult fiction collection.

Brandie was the Business and Career Resources Librarian with Russell Library for two years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Social Work degrees from Arizona State University in 2006.  Brandie earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Simmons College in 2011 and completed the New England Library Leadership Symposium in 2013. She is Chair of the Connecticut Library Association’s Customer Service Committee and a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association, New England Library Association, and Connecticut Library Association. She has also written for Public Libraries Online, the companion website to the print publication Public Libraries. Her contributions may be found at


Carolyn Shaw said...

Congratulations, Brandie! RL is indeed fortunate that you are on the staff. In addition to being an enthusiastic spokesperson for the plethora of library services and programs, your fresh ideas will gracefully shepherd the circulation department in the coming years.

Brandie Doyle said...

Thank you, Carolyn! I am delighted to join the Circulation team and can only hope to live up to your kind words.