Thursday, May 10, 2007

We are very pleased to introduce the newest member of the Ridgefield Library staff, Trevor Gladwin, who has taken on the position of full-time Library Assistant in the circulation department. Actually Trevor is not truly new to the Library, having served as a shelver since fall 2004, but has been promoted to fill the opening left by the departure of Martin Blasco. He joins a dedicated and very busy department including supervisor Kate Turner and assistants Phyllis Campbell, Beth Duff, Jane Ernst, George Lohman and Florita Nickel.

British by birth, Trevor moved to the United States in April 2001. He is thrilled to be living in “the home of country music,” one of his greatest passions. The other loves of his life include his daughters, Kayley (21) and Emma (18), cooking, and libraries. “My library card is my next most important possession, next to my passport,” proclaims Trevor, and he is an avid user of library services, in Ridgefield and elsewhere in Connecticut.

Trevor brings to his new job a background as a business analyst in the computer industry. While Trevor’s facility with technology, familiarity with library systems, great customer service attitude and attention to detail are obvious assets, the Library is still trying to figure out how to take best advantage of his other skills, from landscaping and golf course maintenance to Asian cookery!

Trevor is an avid reader and consumer of popular culture, who ranks Oriah Mountain Dreamer as his favorite author and poet and “Frida” as his favorite movie. Those who get to know him understand why his favorite song is Tim McGraw’s “The Cowboy in Me!” We invite all Ridgefielders to stop by the Library’s Circulation Desk and greet Trevor soon.

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