MEET THE STAFF
Molly Carlisle came on board as Garden Home’s Library Director in July 2018. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, she has worked in public libraries since 2001. She started as a children’s librarian in western North Carolina, then spent fifteen years working down the road at Tigard Public Library before joining the GHCL staff. At any given time, she is likely to have books by Tana French, David Sedaris, Jennifer Egan and other smart and funny authors loaded on her Kindle. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her husband and daughter, visit family and friends around the country, spend time in Oregon’s gorgeous wild places, enjoy the current golden age of television and, of course, read!
Katrina Ehrnman-Newton is Garden Home’s Youth Services Librarian.
Hailing from the foggy coastline of Humboldt County, CA., she comes equipped with alarmingly endless energy which probably comes from nefarious sources. She was a branch manager four four years in Humboldt County, and worked as a circulation supervisor at Humboldt State University before that. Her public library experience has emphasized programming for families, grant development, and making small libraries shine. She lives with her husband Kris, their baby girl Violetta, and their cat, Old Man Kat. Sometimes she dresses like a real life Ms. Frizzle.
Casey is Garden Home's Adult Services Programming Librarian. Previous to planting her roots in Oregon in 2016, she lived in North Carolina, Utah, New York, Arizona, Minnesota, and Iowa. She likes books with pictures, movies that pass the Bechdel test, and female-fronted bands. When she’s not at the library, her favorite places to be are in the forest or on the beach.
Kate, a member of WCCLS since she was 5 years old, has been at GHCL since 2013. She is the office manager, and also handles the cataloging & processing of new materials. She is a big fan of disaster movies, short stories, weird fiction, Mary-Roach-style science writing, and anything with funny women in it. Kate likes to spend her free time obsessively collecting houseplants or beating her kids at Mario Kart.
Heather is the Adult Services Programmer, which means she plans and markets the library's events for adults. Heather also processes and requests Interlibrary Loans, which are items retrieved from outside WCCLS. She has worked at GHCL since Sept. 2009 and is currently working on getting her Masters in Library Science. Heather doesn't have a favorite genre, but she does have the propensity to read Pacific Northwest and Southern authors, as well as anything about music, NASA and shipwrecks.
Ian has been the Circulation Supervisor for Garden Home since March of 2018. He grew up in Washington County, and has been involved with local libraries for many years. Ian likes reading books about history and culture. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, hiking on local trails, and watching British quiz shows.
Julie has been working at GHL for about 5 years now. She does various little things around the library, but her main task is working on the desk, helping patrons with circulation issues or questions. Julie has been using this library since she was little, and it is still one of her favorite places to be.
Steve is a husband, father, musician, and Portland Public School recycler. It has been his delight to work on-call at GHCL since October of 2015. When not at the library, Steve plays both electric and upright bass in six bands. It keeps him busy and gives him a much-needed creative output!
Christie works on-call at the library. She began coming to the GHCL when her boys were in preschool at Small Friends, they are now both in college. She likes a variety of book genres and would love to help you find a good book, or help you with a reference question. In her recent past life, she was a member of the GHCLA Board of Directors. Now she spends much of her day as a librarian at the Hillsboro Brookwood Public Library, but as you can see, she cannot stay away from the people at Garden Home.
Nicole is one of the library pages. When she was a small child she was exposed to lethal amounts of Gamma radiation, and as a result her hair color frequently mutates. She moonlights as a supervillain in a small hamlet in the countryside, eats only cole slaw and day-old bagels, and lives in a rambling tree house on an unnamed wildlife reserve.
Jocelyn is a Library Page at GHCL and has a big passion for theater, cooking and reading books. She grew up in Washington County, where she has been involved in her local community library. During her free time, she enjoys cooking various meals as well as watching her favorite T.V. shows.