Welcome, Will Weaver!

With the Summer semester coming to a close, and fall semester right around the corner, you may have noticed a new face in the library at the Parham Road Campus.

At the end of June, the library was pleased to welcome David “Will” Weaver as our electronic/web services librarian.

WillWill served three and a half years as Systems Librarian with Henrico County Public Library. In his tenure with HCPL, he achieved several notable accomplishments, which included overseeing a successful migration of the ILS to a hosted/SaaS solution; streamlining/automating several daily workflow tasks; enhancing the aesthetic and functionality of the online catalog; overseeing the system administration of the opening of two new libraries; and laying the groundwork for migrating to a modern, updated online discovery layer.

Prior to working with HCPL, Will served as a teacher and librarian with Henrico County Public Schools, including serving four years as librarian and girl’s assistant basketball coach at Highland Springs High School.

Outside of the library profession, Will is an avid music and film enthusiast and in 2012 co-founded a local non-profit film collective Good Day RVA, which films local bands in unique areas around Richmond and across the state. From filming and editing, to managing the website, Will is highly involved in the group’s creative output. Other hobbies include trail running, basketball, cider-making, and fishing.

Please join us in welcoming Will to the Reynolds family!

Amanda Hartman – Our New Digital Services Librarian

Please welcome the newest member of the Parham Library Staff – Amanda Hartman.  Amanda comes to us having recently graduated with a Master’s Degree from the prestigious Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Ms. Hartman also attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN where she received her BA in Art History and minored in Classical Civilization and Religious Studies.  In her previous positions, Amanda worked as a graphic/web designer for DePauw University and was also the web administrator for a small board game store in Indiana.

Among the many responsibilities in her new position, Amanda will be developing and implementing digital library services including the latest Web 2.0 technologies to meet the needs of our user community. Amanda happily joins J. Sargeant Reynolds in a position that combines her interests as well as provides various other opportunities to learn and serve the community.

While not at work, Amanda enjoys arts, trivia, crosswords and music. She looks forward to exploring Richmond’s museums, history, and restaurants and happily welcomes any suggestions for things to see and do.  Please drop by the Parham Campus library and say hi to Amanda.