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Posted on: December 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] New Public Services Manager Arrives!

New Public Services Manager Arrives!

December 17, 2015 (Helena, MT)—Your Lewis & Clark Library is pleased to announce the arrival of Cindy Stevens as the new Public Services Manager. The Public Services Manager position is a new position created by the Library Board of Directors and Director Judy Hart to oversee the branch libraries; children, teen, and adult services; as well as public service staff. “We are thrilled with the addition of Cindy to our team and can’t wait to see how she builds her position,” explained Lewis & Clark Library Director Judy Hart.

Stevens was selected during a national search and brings over 17 years of experience to the position. “I love people and books, and I love connecting people to books,” explains Stevens. What Stevens finds the most rewarding about working in libraries is how libraries are always changing and adapting to changes in technologies, patrons needs, and societal trends; “libraries are like an ocean of knowledge and experiences and I like connecting people, wave by wave, to the enriching services of libraries.”

Originally from Spokane, Washington, Stevens comes to the Lewis & Clark Library System from the Pioneer Library System in Central Oklahoma. The Pioneer Library System is a multi-county system with 11 branches. Prior to accepting the position as the Lewis & Clark Library Public Services Manager, Stevens served as the Information Services Manager at the Moore Branch and was responsible for all library services to teens and adults. Before that position, she held the title of Adult Non-Fiction Selector and previously served as a Branch Manager.

“Her diverse experience with a multi-branch system that served a diverse population, combined with her experience with young adult and adult programing, is what drew us to select her for the position,” explains Hart. The Lewis & Clark Library System consists of a main branch and four branch libraries that serves all of Lewis and Clark County.

Stevens owes her library career to her mother who was a librarian. “She kept telling me to get a job in a library, I finally listened to her and took a 30 hour-a-week library assistant position and was hooked, I’ve been working in libraries ever since.”

Stevens earned her MLS from the University of Oklahoma and took over her new role on December 3rd. She can be reached at 447-1690 ext 136 or via email at

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