Library Announces New Adult Services Librarian Augusta Turner
For Immediate Release: April 21, 2014
Contact: Patricia Perito, 738-1234
The Town of Pelham Public Library is pleased to announce that Augusta Turner will be the Library’s new Adult Services Librarian starting April 21. Patrons of the Library may already know Augusta since she worked at the Town of Pelham Public Library as a part-time Librarian Trainee in the fall of 2010, and has been subbing ever since.
In fact, Library patrons and neighbors may also know Augusta since she lived in Pelham for 17 years while raising her family and during that time served on the board of the Friends of the Library.
Augusta received her undergraduate degree in Journalism at the University of Southern California and her master’s degree in Library Science at Queens College, City University of New York. She will be responsible for selecting materials for the adult collection, advising readers and providing reference and outreach services. She will also facilitate the Adult Book Club and contribute to other Library programming.
Since receiving her MS in 2011, Augusta has been the Branch Manager of the Rye Free Reading Room’s Osborn Branch Library, a unique one-librarian branch located on the campus of the Osborn Retirement Community. There, she worked on developing the collection, growing the book club and providing readers advisory. She also has been working for the past three years as a Reference Librarian at the Rye Free Reading Room’s Main Library and also at the Scarsdale Public Library.
Library Director Patricia Perito said, “We are delighted Augusta will be working with us on a full-time basis. She brings great breadth of experience, lots of enthusiasm, and a high level of professionalism to the position. We know our patrons will be delighted to work with her.”
About The Town of Pelham Public Library:
The Town of Pelham Public Library serves the informational, educational, and cultural needs of the residents of the Town of Pelham, which comprises the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor in southern Westchester County. In addition to the library’s holdings of nearly 43,000 physical books, audio and video recordings, and other materials, library users have access through interlibrary loans to more than 5.4 million items held by the member libraries of the Westchester Library System. In 2013, the library circulated more than 120,000 items and held more than 275 programs for children and adults. The library supports the principles of intellectual freedom and the public’s right to know by providing access to information, collections and services that reflect diverse points of view. For more information please visit pelhamlibrary.org.