My mother once showed me a notebook from the 2nd grade in which I wrote my dream to be either a librarian or a teacher. I’m proud to say that I have fulfilled both. 

After graduating from Thomas More College, I started my career as an Elementary school teacher in Covington Independent Schools. While there are aspects of teaching that I love, formal education was not an environment I wanted. I returned to Thomas More as an Admissions Counselor while I explored alternative opportunities. 

My teen volunteer days in my hometown library in Clark County motivated me to volunteer at Kenton County Public Library while working for Thomas More. I fell in love with library work all over again and decided to pursue Library Science at the University of North Carolina. After two years of NC weather, English study abroad, literary research, and a wickedly cool job in a Planetarium and Science Center, I returned to Kentucky. 

I’ve been at BCPL for almost 9 years, most recently as Public Service Director. What I love most about BCPL is the staff that make it a friendly, hopeful, welcoming place that inspires and supports library users. They encourage and challenge me every day and are a part of my family. I hope to improve and influence their lives as well as the people of Boone County. 

Outside of the library, I like to explore the woods, visit the zoo, bake goodies, color pictures, craft, read fantasy novels, knit, cross stitch, sing to musical theater showtunes, watch movies, and go on adventures with my husband and two daughters. We’re very excited to become a family of five with Baby #3 on the way! 

Interested in working for BCPL? Check out our current job openings!

Meet the BCPL Board of Trustees

Barbara Hill – President

Dr. Eric Jackson – Vice President

Chris Lange – Treasurer

Don Trame – Board

Emily Myers – Board (coming soon)

Meet the BCPL Executive Director

Carrie Herrmann – Executive Director

Meet the BCPL Directors 

Jennifer Timmerman – Youth Services and Outreach Director

Bridget Striker – Boone County Borderlands Archive and History Center at Boone County Public Library

Sherri Slavey – Human Resources

Jeff West – Facilities

Samantha Sizemore – Business Services Director

Michael Savarino – Information Technology Director

Jennifer Cheek – Public Relations and Marketing Director