Kamey Krum-Howe, Director
Kamey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University in Communication with a concentration in Public Advocacy and Leadership and a minor in Human Resource. She later attended Central Michigan University where she achieved a Master of Science degree in Administration. Kamey also currently possess a Level 3 Limited Professional Library Certification through the Library of Michigan.
Laura Parks, Assistant Director
Laura graduated from Durand Area High School earning her High School Diploma. After high school, Laura attended Baker College where she achieved an Associates Degree in Executive Office Specialist. She is currently working toward earning her MeL Maven Badge certificate through the Library of Michigan along with her Library Certification.
Melissa Dubridge, Program Manager
Melissa is a 2008 Cedar Springs Alumni where she later went to Grand Rapids Community College to further her education. She worked in the Produce Industry doing sales and marketing for over 7 years. Melissa also graduated and completed two Dale Carnegie courses.
Cassie Hall, Marketing Communication
Cassie attended Central Michigan University and achieved a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree majoring in Family Studies with minors in Child Development and Gerontology. She also achieved the MeL Maven Badge certificate through the Library of Michigan and currently possess Level 3 Limited Professional Library Certification through the Library of Michigan as well.
Mary Gardner, Library Assistant II
Mary attended Grand Rapids Community College for Photojournalism. She is certified in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. She enjoys teaching Sunday School to Preschoolers, along with Jewelry Making and Quilling at the library. Within the past year, she has been taking courses in Gemology through the International Gem Society. Mary achieved the MeL Maven Badge certificate through the Library of Michigan and is currently taking courses to earn her Level IV Library Staff Certification.
Kate Merlington, Library Assistant I
Kate is a Cedar Springs Public Schools alumni where she earned her High School Diploma. She later attended Kent Career Technical Center earning her certificate in Computerized Accounting. Then furthering her education farther at Grand Rapids Community College. Kate is very active with the Friends of the Library and is currently training to one day do Collections for the Library. Kate is also currently working toward earning her Level V Library Staff Certification through the Library of Michigan.
Doug Christensen, Library Assistant I
Doug earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from Michigan State University and later achieved a Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University. He worked several years as a Registered Sanitarian and is still currently licensed. Doug has been trained at managing the Library’s inter-library delivery exchange and is currently responsible for repairing any of our damaged books.
Rosie Tomlinson, Library Assistant I
Rosie attended Grand Valley State University and achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Literature with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has achieved the MeL Maven Badge certificate through the Library of Michigan and is currently working toward earning her Level 3 Limited Professional Library Certification through the Library of Michigan as well. Rosie also volunteers as the Head Librarian at her church and has been doing that for the past six years.
Amanda graduated from Kent City High School in 1999 and then graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2009 earning a nursing degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Amanda previously worked for 12 years as an in-home care nurse.
Yuko Roberts, Collection Services Manager
Yuko graduated from J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, Japan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature and Language. She also has achieved a Level 5 Librarian Certificate through the Library of Michigan.
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