Library Administration


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 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.