Letter from the Director
The only thing you absolutely have to know,
is the location of the library
– Albert Einstein
New Faces & Spaces @ your library
We’ve been busy renovating our interiors, restructuring our management positions, and revitalizing our communities. The Library has pooled its resources in light of the current economic trend to more effectively and efficiently execute its mission and its vision. As a part of our strategic plan, five new area managers have joined our team.
Blane Halliday is the North Area Manager for the Bowie, Beltsville, Greenbelt and Laurel branches. With a Master of Library Science degree from Kent State University and more than 15 years in the field, Halliday has served on the American Library Association’s Video Roundtable Notable Videos for Adults committee and is a graduate of the State Library of Florida’s Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute.
Luis Labra is the East Area Manager for the South Bowie, Largo-Kettering and Upper Marlboro branches. Starting out as a library page at the Bladensburg Branch, Labra earned his Master in Library Science degree, while a library associate at the Beltsville Branch, from Catholic University. He served in several managerial capacities in the area before returning to Prince George’s County in 2011 as manager of the Bowie Branch.
Kelley Perkins is the South Area Manager for the Oxon Hill, Surratts-Clinton, Accokeek and Baden branches. Perkins earned her Master in Library Science degree from the University of Maryland in 2000. She has been with Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) for more than 25 years.
Catherine Hollerbach is the West Area Manager for the Hyattsville, New Carrollton Bladensburg and Mount Rainier branches. She comes from the Anne Arundel County Public Library System to PGCMLS with a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland and 22 years of experience. She is a member of Maryland’s Library Associate Training Institute Oversight Committee.
Victoria L. Johnson is the Central Area Manager for the Spauldings, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden and Hillcrest Heights branches. She received her Master of Library Science degree from Catholic University and has worked for PGCMLS for more than 25 years.
Let’s welcome our new Area Managers, and visit a library branch near you!