Julie is the Director for the Union County Public Library. She has always loved coming to UCPL since she was a little girl and participated in the library’s story times and summer reading program. Now she loves sharing that passion with her own children. Julie is passionate about helping her community. She loves to empower other leaders, dream big ideas, and then push to make those dreams happen. Julie’s goals include making the Union County Public Library the kindest, most helpful, and innovative library in the country. She wants everyone to walk away from UCPL having the best experience and wanting to come back the next day.
After marrying a Union county native, Clara moved to Liberty from Jakarta, Indonesia. When seeing her love of reading books, her husband had suggested that she take a chance at working at the UCPL. She was instantly hired by then Library director Karen Kahl after her first interview. Clara started under the tutelage of Mary Swafford Rigsby, "Ms. Mary", in the kids section of the library, where she still works to this day. She loves reading urban fantasy and paranormal romance books by authors such as Sherrilyn Kenyon. Clara has worked at the Library for 11 years, where she's seen generations of children learn and grow through the children's programs that are offered at the UCPL, and looks forward to many generations to come.
Library Program Coordinator
Stefanie is the Library Program Coordinator for the Union County Public Library. She married her high school sweetheart Barry. She has three children and two pups. Her passion is working with children and seniors through story time and Reminisce. She enjoys time with the family, gardening, a good book and snuggling with her dogs.
Trudi Hadden is a desk clerk at UCPL. She has been happily married to her husband, Dana, for thirty years. She has two adult children and cannot wait to be a grandma. She enjoys working with all ages at the library. She loves God, people and her cats.
Shy is a library clerk for the Union County Public Library. She loves working with people and making sure that everyone is satisfied. Shy worked for UCPL during high school. She likes to read, write, and study poetry as well as listen to spoken word poetry. Her goal in life is to be the best parent and leader she can possibly be.
Kate is a Library Clerk for the Union County Public Library. Kate is in charge of the manga’s in the young adult graphic fiction section of the library along with keeping the shelter dog board and donations up to date and delivered to the correct animal shelters in the area. She works with local animal shelters, Adopt-A-Dog and Liberty Acres United Rescue Animal Sanctuary to help better her communities’ animals. She has been working at the library since high school and enjoys her job there. Some of her passions include helping the public, animals, and of course anime and video games. She has gained many skills over the years like active listening, communication, problem solving and creativity. Kate is always there to help to the best of her ability and loves talking with patrons. She especially loves helping people select manga’s they will enjoy and discuss her favorite manga’s and anime. She is currently attending Indiana University East and is studying for a Political Science degree. She sees herself working in the government with animals or conservation.
Head of Collections
Beth is the Head of Collections for Union County Public Library. She has always been a voracious reader and lover of all things book. If you need a recommendation of something to read, come prepared to leave with not just one book, but many. On her first day at the library, she was allowed to pick books to purchase...it was then that she knew she had found her dream job. Being on the nerdy side, she loves all things fantasy, especially dragons and vampires. It is her goal to try to find the perfect book for everyone. Other than books, she enjoys her family, all kinds of music, cooking, watching movies, and cats. If you have any questions about the library or its services, do not hesitate to stop in and ask. She truly loves her library!
Donna has worked at the library for the past 9 years as a Library Clerk. Her passion is faith, family and helping and encouraging others. She spends a lot of time assisting the Union County Cancer Association. Donna enjoys pulling the items for the Homebound delivery service that gives everyone access to books and Library material. Donna’s motto is “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger “.
Electronic Outreach Specialist
Travis is the Electronic Outreach Specialist. He is responsible for the weekly electronic newsletter, website updates, YouTube channel, and more. As a sophomore at IU East majoring in Communication Studies, Travis also broadcasts for IU East sports and 100.9 WKBV in Richmond.
Vicky is the Genealogist for the Union County Public Library. She is a lifelong resident of Union County and is married to Steve Logue. Vicky has been interested in her family history for as long as she can remember. Passing on the knowledge of her family to her children is very important. She believes that knowing about your ancestors can give you a sense of belonging and pride. She enjoys working with people and hearing about their family history. She is an active member of the Union County Historical Society and is the Union County Historian for the state of Indiana.