Shari joined DML in 2017 after working for Grafton-Midview Public Library in Ohio (2014-2017). She received her MLIS from Kent State in 2012, and an MA in History from the University of Toledo. Believing libraries play a critical role in helping citizens build 21st century skills, Shari was drawn to DML’s commitment to inform, inspire and enrich. She is eager to move the Northmont Branch forward to meet the mission and vision of DML, and serve the greater Englewood community.
She is a reader of nonfiction and fiction psychological thrillers, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and sons and practicing yoga.
The Northmont Branch Library has seven fulltime employees, four part-time employees and nine aides. These staff members are responsible for assisting patrons with circulation and technology questions, programming for all ages, reader's advisory , collections and school visits.
The Northmont Branch is a true community partner - reaching out to the neighborhood and welcoming multiple organizations to explore the resources available. Business Expos with the Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce, community festivals at the YMCA, and participation in the Englewood and Aullwood's Audubon Farm Festivals get our Librarians out and active in the community. With educational partners young and old, the Branch welcomes children from the Kleptz YMCA for summer storytimes, offers Take It & Read sites for children, brings literacy programs to youth at area daycares and through the Northmont Schools, and welcomes Sinclair Community College to help register students for classes.
The Northmont Branch Library needs more programming room than available in the current leased space at the Englewood Government Center, so plans call for a new larger facility. Site options to serve patrons from Englewood, Clayton, and the surrounding area continue to be explored.