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Peoria Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer J. Jacobsen-Wood as the new manager of North Branch. Jennifer said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Peoria Public Library. Peoria Public Library has a great reputation within the area, with each branch being unique and providing great patron services.”
Jennifer stated her goal for North Branch is to continue the tradition of being friendly and welcoming. “I want everyone to love the library as much as I do. We have so much to offer, from meeting and study rooms, books and movies, computers and quiet spaces; we are a center of the community and a cornerstone of democracy,” she said.
In the few weeks Jennifer has been at the helm she has found that she enjoys the “absolutely lovely” North Branch but, “even better has been my interaction with patrons. Everyone has been welcoming and friendly,” she said.
The new manager is impressed that her staff has been incredibly helpful as she learns the ropes proving her favorite library quote “The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff,” by Timothy Healy, to be true.
Jennifer previously was employed as the Technical Services Manager at Alpha Park Library where she managed a staff of technical service workers and pages as well as worked at the information desk, filled in at check-out, and ran a few programs. She said that she loved that mix of job duties and that her new position offers a similar array of patron interactions, management functions, and working with other staff.
Jennifer spends her free time on a trail, or the streets of Peoria, preparing for long-distance running events and her pro-tip to all fellow runners, walkers, and hikers is that the library has two excellent apps for downloadable audiobooks, Libby and Axis360, saying, “They make the time on your feet fly by!”
Jennifer said, “Please, I welcome everyone to stop by the North Branch and meet me, interacting with patrons is my favorite part of working at a library.”
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