Meet The Staff
Born in Jos, Nigeria, I spent the first 18 years of my life as a missionary kid. I returned to Texas for college, receiving a BA in Elementary Education from Dallas Baptist University. After teaching 4th grade ESL in Texas for 4 years, my Australian husband and I moved to Telluride in 2003. Starting out in seasonal jobs, we quickly put down roots by purchasing a home in Norwood. I first worked at the Telluride library for 1 year and then became the District/HS Librarian for the Norwood School District where I worked for 5 years. During this time, I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Media (School Librarianship) from UNC Greeley. I began working as the Library Director of the Norwood library in 2010. These have been exciting and rewarding years, during which time I have had the honor to serve the community in many ways including sitting on the boards of the Prime Time Leadership board, Chamber of Commerce, Lone Cone Legacy Trust, WEEDC, and multiple initiatives. I also served on the board of the Colorado Library Consortium, a state-wide agency providing continuing education, cooperative purchasing, regional consulting, and ILS management to libraries all over the state.
Now that the new library facility has been completed, I am excited to see it used by the local and regional community in new and creative ways which bring more opportunities to our citizens.
Technical Services Specialist
Any item that patrons are unable to find in the AspenCat catalog, she will gladly search and find in other libraries. It is delivered to the library and you are notified when it is ready for pickup. She has been working for the library since 2002 and enjoys the challenges that library science has as it evolves with constant changes in technology. Cataloging is her true passion, and she is always excited to see a new box of books come through the door. She also processes all donations to the library, so don’t hesitate to call the library to set up a time for drop off during business hours.
Library Program Coordinator
I was born and raised in Northeastern Oklahoma. I lived in Claremore, Oklahoma for 20 years while raising my family. I have felt a longing to experience new people, places and things outside of my comfort area for the last few years. After a few visits to this area, I decided it was time to make my home here in July 2020.
My career history includes public service, customer service and non-profit experiences. I have taught Career & Life Management classes to teenagers as well as kindergarten Sunday school classes for several years. I look forward to applying my years of career and volunteer experience to assist families in developing a love for reading in the Norwood area. The opportunities ahead are exciting and I look forward to getting to know many of you!
I have lived in the Telluride region for a little over 30 years and in Norwood for 11 years. Originally I am from northern California, Grass Valley. I graduated from California State University Sacramento with a B.A. in Social Sciences. I also attended Fort Lewis College in Durango to attain a Colorado Secondary level teaching credential. In 2019, I retired from a thirteen year job working for the San Miguel County Commissioner’s Office. I love working at the new Lone Cone Library and look forward to meeting all of the current and future library patrons. I adore reading and learning new things.
I was born in Norwood in 1984 and have lived here off and on since then. It keeps drawing me back. 🙂
I have a very diverse and broad spectrum of experience professionally. From working in the food and service industry for over 10 years in various positions, I run my own small business that offers a variety of services from autobody restoration to computer repair and IT services. I’ve climbed and trimmed trees in Telluride and Grand Junction, performed live music performances and plays across Colorado, as well as prepared and served food to and for many in the West End.
We have an amazing community that does its best to look out for each other. I can’t count the times I’ve seen community members helping each other, strangers, and animals just in the last year. So many people have utilized the resources of our community to expand and share so much wealth of knowledge and experience to help each other.
The most rewarding part of working at the library is having the ability to help people that come in, knowing that I have a great team to support my efforts, and working alongside other co-workers who are just as (if not more) dedicated.
My abridged biography begins as a 5th generation Colorado native (yes non-fiction) and I am here in Norwood for romance and mystery. As an avid astrologer I love the Dark Sky Initiative and checking out our immense starlit, Norwood nights. I also love our ol’-western town characters and renewing serenity here in our down home appeal. I earned my art degree from Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado and became an action sports/world travel photographer and art gallery owner in Taos, New Mexico. I returned to Colorado in 2006 (yes-over due!) and spent the latter part of my 20’s, 30’s….& 40’s working in and studying the healing arts, healing movement modalities and language arts. My life is a cross reference enjoyment of gardening, fine arts, community service, birdwatching, peaceful silence (only to be interrupted by bird song), houseplants, friendship, family, working and culinary arts. I look forward to meeting you here at the Lone Cone Library.
Hi my name is Madelyne Mullins, I’ve been privileged enough to call this gorgeous place home for the past 22 years. I’m an artist who is passionate about helping, creating magical areas and art pieces.
Bio coming soon!
I moved to Norwood in 2001, when I was just 11 years old. I graduated Norwood Public School in 2008. Shortly after, I settled down and started a family. I moved away for a brief period of time but quickly realized that I will always be a small town girl at heart and found my way back home. I have two kids, and raising teenagers should be classified as a full time job by itself! In what little free time I have, I love to read. (Yes, perfect job choice!) I also love watching movies – I am a huge Marvel fan. I also enjoy scrapbooking and spending time in the woods on occasion. I am excited to be a part of the family here at the library. I love my community and believe that the library is a invaluable resource. Working here allows me to engage with the community and lend a helping hand wherever I am needed.
I have lived in Norwood for nine years and I love exploring our area and meeting new people. There is so much that the West End has to offer, and I am constantly amazed by this diverse area. My hobbies and passions include yoga, mountain biking with my dog, exploring outside, paddle boarding, swimming, skiing and soaking up the sunshine. When I’m not outside I enjoy cuddling up with my pets and reading historical fiction novels; of which my favorite author is Philippa Gregory. I love to cook for my friends, family, and neighbors and I am known to show up at their doors with jars of soup and tins of cookies.
I value my friends and neighbors that I have met along my journey here in Norwood and I am happy to be part of the community here at the Lone Cone Library. I am very enthusiastic about continued learning of adults and children of all ages, so you’ll find me reading to little ones, joining in on tween and teen activities, or introducing people to unique opportunities that our library provides to bring people together.