Meet The Staff – Municipal Library Manager

The Municipal Library Manager is Isabel Paul

3 words to describe Municipal are:

  • Friendly
  • Fact-filled
  • Fearless

Why is Municipal Library great?

  • We are small in physical space but pack lots of punch in terms of the information we deliver to judges, attorneys, County agencies, and the general public. We do everything from monitoring General Assembly legislation to setting up snazzy displays for the Summer Reading Club.

How long have you worked in libraries and in Henrico County?

  • 39 (!!) and 25 (!!)

A fun factoid about me is:

  • I can figure-skate—strictly amateur!

One of my favorite books is:

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

One of my favorite web sites is:

My preferred device is:

  • A label maker

If you had to choose…fiction or nonfiction?

  • Nonfiction—so much more compelling

Some Municipal staff picks are:

  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (Isabel)
  • A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers (Jane)
  • The Shoemaker’s Wife (Isabel)

My selected Municipal customer comment from our recent survey:

  • “The librarians at the Municipal Branch are so helpful and really meet the customer’s needs.”

Last words:

  • We live to research the difficult questions, and , as we’ve been told: “Librarians rock”!