Library Administration

Linda Johnson, Director

Library Staff Member 1984 - 1993, Library Director 1993 - 2017

Linda Johnson is Director of the public library for the City of Kilgore. Mrs. Johnson has served as the Director since 1993 and is responsible for all administrative duties for the library. She began her library career in Kilgore, January 1984 as a part-time clerk and was promoted to Director in September 1993. Linda Johnson is a member of the Texas Library Association and the American Library Association.  Mrs. Johnson announced her retirement earlier this year and will work through the month of September, 2017.

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Stacey Cole, Director

August, 2017 -  

My name is Stacey Cole and I have been a librarian since 2007. I began my professional career in 2003 as an educator.  I am originally from Gladewater and moved back to East Texas in 2011 from the Austin area.  I live with my husband, Reagan, and my children in Liberty City.  I have a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in Spanish. Before becoming a librarian, I was a high school Spanish teacher for four years in the Austin and Dallas area.  I graduated in 2009 from the University of North Texas in Denton with my Masters of Library Science. I spent three years at Elgin Elementary School (a pre-k through 5th grade campus) as a librarian and two years at Gladewater High School as a librarian and site technology coordinator. Most recently, I completed my fifth year at Kilgore ISD serving as the high school librarian and district instructional media specialist.  Throughout my courses at UNT I learned the best ways to provide and organize information, assist with research, develop library collections, and help patrons. I have always been very passionate about reading and information and if you can believe it, I have wanted to become a librarian since the fifth grade. My philosophy is to provide a comfortable, friendly learning environment for the citizens of Kilgore and to enhance our programming to engage the curious minds of patrons of all ages.  I would love to hear your input about the library and about any information needs you have.

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