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Harnett County Public Library: Library Staff

Library Staff

Administration

Angela McCauley, Library Director

Joanna Cox, Information Systems Librarian 

Amanda Duntz, Administrative Assistant

Children's Department

Autumn Landers, Children's Librarian

Michelle Wester, Children's Outreach

Staum Langley, Children's Services

Reference Department

Laura Bright, Reference Librarian/Adult Services

Circulation Department

Heather Giunta, Circulation Manager

Lashauna Williams, Library Assistant

Christopher Haskins, Library Assistant

Vivienne McLean, Library Assistant

Donovan Heist, Library Assistant

Hannah Fenerty, Library Assistant

Betsy McCormick, Library Assistant

Technical Services Department

Kim Sirois, Technical Services Librarian

Mary Atkinson, Library Program Specialist

Paula Avery, Library Program Specialist

Outreach Department

Ardith Eyring, Adult Outreach Coordinator

Anderson Creek Public Library Staff

Ruth Ann Thomas, Library Assistant

Katina Smith, Library Assistant


Angela McCauley
Library Director

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: Timeline by Michael Crichton
Nonfiction book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Juvenile or YA book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Series: The Plantagenet and Tudor novels by Philippa Gregory

What is your favorite quote or saying?
A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~Charlie Chaplin

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
A writer for Saturday Night Live

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
11/22/63 By Stephen King

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Barbara Park (Author of Junie B. Jones)

What is your favorite food?
Cheese

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
Psychology

Free question. Just let us know a little something else about yourself.
I truly enjoy my job and I look forward to coming to work each day. I love late night comedy, clearance racks, and most of all, my family.

 


Joanna Cox
Systems Librarian

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Nonfiction book: Is poetry nonfiction? If yes, then the “Ariel” Poems by Sylvia Plath, if not, then any of David Sedaris’ memoirs
Juvenile or YA book: Everything by Rainbow Rowell (especially “Carry On”) and Libba Bray (especially “Beauty Queens”)
Series: The comic book series “Saga”, and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Some lack the fickleness to live as they wish and just live as they have begun.” Seneca

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
the founder of Google or IBM

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
Double Indemnity

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
F. Scott Fitzgerald

What is your favorite food?
Carbs

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
Sardonic memoirs, feminism and folklore

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
Pin recipes, DIY projects and elaborate makeup tutorials I’ll never actually make on Pintrest.

If you could invite any three literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Professor Snape, Pete the Cat, and Heathcliff (not the cat)

Free question. Just let us know a little something else about yourself.
I was born on Easter Sunday. I went to the London premiere of the last Harry Potter movie. I once managed to concuss myself falling out of a bed. One of these things is not true.

 


Amanda Duntz
Amanda Duntz

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Nonfiction book: Dad is Fat Jim Gaffigan
Juvenile or YA book: The Hunger Games
Series: Harry Potter

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Choose HAPPY.” No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
A Lactation Consultant

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
The Hunger Games

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Anne Frank

What is your favorite food?
I love all Italian food, but especially Chicken Alfredo.

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
Autobiographies and DIY crafts that I’ll probably never do =)

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
I love all crafts…knitting/crocheting, and refinishing and repurposing furniture. Although with 3 little ones I don’t really know what free time is.

If you could invite any literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Dobby from Harry Potter, the BFG, and Piggy & Elephant (they should count as one)

 


Laura Bright
Children's Librarian

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: Neverwhere or One Hundred Years of Solitude
Nonfiction book: Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era
Juvenile or YA book: The Hobbit
Series: Harry Potter or The Grisha trilogy

What is your favorite quote or saying?
““…we must choose between what is easy and what is right..” -Albus Dumbledore

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
Writing children’s book and traveling the world with a circus of performing cats.

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Neil Gaiman

What is your favorite food?
Pizza

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
Psychology

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
Paint, hike, and practice yoga.

If you could invite any three literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Pete the Cat, Gandalf, and Brienne of Tarth

Free question. Just let us know a little something else about yourself.
My favorite color is green.

 


Michelle Wester
Children's Outreach

What is your favorite book?
Juvenile or YA book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Series: Twilight, love me some Edward!

What is your favorite quote or saying?

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
training dolphins!

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
The Wizard of Oz

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Stephen King, I’d also LOVE to meet me some ELVIS!!!!

What is your favorite food?
Stuffed chicken marsala and lasagna fritta from Olive Garden

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
Cookbooks! In particular the Pioneer Woman and Guy Fieri

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
What free time?? Lol I love piling up on the couch with my three girls and fur babies to watch one of our favorite shows. =)

If you could invite any three literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?Definitely the Cullen’s. And not just 3, all of them! Even though they wouldn’t eat. And let’s not leave Jacob out. He’s coming to dinner too! 

Free question. Just let us know a little something else about yourself.
Flip flops, coffee, and rescuing animals pretty much sums me up. My toes love to live life free in cozy Sanuks year round. I must have coffee every day and I love all kinds of flavored creamers! I have always had a huge love of animals and want to save them all. =) I work with cat and dog rescues as well as wildlife rehabilitators. If only people loved the same selfless way that animals do…

 


Ardith Eyring
Library Assistant

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: Great Expectations
Nonfiction book: anything crafts related
Juvenile or YA book: Charlotte’s Web
Series: Karen Kingsbury’s Redemption Series

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – Stephen Grellet

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
This IS my ideal job. I can’t think of anyplace I would rather work, I have always dreamed of working in a library!

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
The Sound of Music

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Dr. Seuss

What is your favorite food?
Quesadillas

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
Crafts

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
Read

If you could invite any three literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Scrooge, Bert from Mary Poppins, & Maria Von Trapp from the Sound of Music

Free question. Just let us know a little something else about yourself.
I love to spend time with my four grandkids!

 


Kim Sirois
Technical Services Librarian

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: Tucker's Way by David Johnson
Juvenile or YA book: Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobol
Series: Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
Marine Biologist

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
Gone with the Wind

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Mary Kay Andrews

What is your favorite food?
Mac n’ cheese

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
True crime

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
Crochet/Sew

If you could invite any literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Scarlet O’Hara, Hagrid (Harry Potter)

Free question. Just let us know a little something else about yourself.
I love superhero movies.

 


Heather Giunta
Circulation Manager

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: The Walk by Michael Card
Nonfiction book: The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Juvenile or YA book: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
and The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle
Series: The Lord of the Rings trilogy

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Life is full of whimsical happenings” Doctor Watson

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
in a children’s home.

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
The Count of Monte Cristo (both 2002 & 1934)

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What is your favorite food?
Italian (or something new)

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
Cookbooks

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
Take pictures.

If you could invite any three literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Jones (The Noticer), Mr. Knightley (Emma), Much-Afraid/Grace & Glory (Hinds Feet on High Places)

 


Mary Atkinson
Library Program Specialist

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: The Stand by Stephen King
Nonfiction book: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Juvenile or YA book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Just breathe.”

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
bookstore owner at the beach.

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
Still Alice

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
Stephen King

What is your favorite food?
Mashed potatoes

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
True crime

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
Read

If you could invite any three literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Stu Redman, Alexandra Cooper, Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”


Autumn Landers
Outreach Specialist

What is your favorite book?
Adult book: Pride and Prejudice
Nonfiction book: Mere Christianity
Juvenile or YA book: Serafina and the Black Cloak
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia

What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

If you didn’t work in the library, your ideal job would be…
A photographer or coffee shop owner

What is your favorite film adaptation of a book?
The Hobbit

What author (living or dead) would you love to meet?
C.S. Lewis

What is your favorite food?
Any kind of comfort food

What is your favorite non-fiction subject
History

What is something that you like to do in your free time?
Spend time with my husband… usually watching Netflix!

If you could invite any three literary characters to dinner, who would you invite?
Aslan, Mr. Darcy, and Sherlock Holmes

Free question. Just let us know a little something else about yourself.
I absolutely love music, and though I don’t do it much anymore I love
to sing and can play a little of the banjo.