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Dec 09

Staff Spotlight: Julie

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 10:48 AM by Lindsey Kult

This week's staff spotlight is one of our last :( We will spotlight the newest addition to Howard Miller in January after she or he is hired. We are ending the current staff spotlight series with a beloved staff member, Julie! You might also know her as Mrs. Russell!

"My name is Julie Russell.  I am in my 19th year working at the Howard 
Miller Library.  I was a fourth grade teacher in Chicago before moving 
back to Michigan and getting this job.  I work part-time in the Children's 
Department as well as doing regular circulation duties.  I order all the 
children's fiction and non-fiction books and audiobooks, including 
Primary, Junior Fiction, Tween and Young Adult.  I do Preschool Storytime 
on Thursday mornings, and I help Jessica with whatever she needs in the 
Children's Department.  I also enjoy working at the circulation and 
upstairs reference desks.  I get to work with patrons of ALL ages in the 
library!  When I'm not working at the library, I enjoy traveling 
(especially to Disney!) with my family, listening to music, and finding 
great deals!  We are Disney fanatics, so feel free to ask me anything if 
you're planning a trip! My husband and I have two children -- Clayton is 
17 and a junior at Holland Christian High School.  Rachel is 13 and a 7th 
grader at Innocademy in Zeeland. My favorite part of working at the 
library is getting to know the patrons -- especially seeing the "kids" I 
used to have in storytime or other programs growing up and having kids of 
their own, even bringing them to storytime!"

Julie enjoys reading:

Junior Fiction

Her favorite books are: 

The Betsy-Tacy Series, by Maud Hart Lovelace JF Lovelace
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, by
Jim DeFede 971.8 DeF
House Calls and Hitching Posts: Stories from Dr. Elton Lehman's Career
Among the Amish
, by Elton Lehman 610.92 Leh
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up
in the Other America
, by Alex Kotlowitz
Mrs. Kennedy and Me, by Clint Hill Bio 920 Hill
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters'
First 100 Years
, by Sarah Louise Delany Bio 929.2 Del
The Women's Murder Club Series, by James Patterson AF Patterson
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne YA Boyne

Julie Photo