The Northmont Branch Library has eight full-time employees, two part-time employees and five aides. These staff members are responsible for assisting patrons with circulation and technology questions, programming for all ages, reader's advisory , collections and school visits.
Ms. Gwinn joined Dayton Metro Library in August 2021. She has her MLS and over thirty-five years of experience in a variety of library and information management settings, including: academic, corporate, research, database administration, and documentation for Department of Defense and NASA Space Station. She has spent the last 18 years as a manager at Houston Public Library managing a variety of locations. Originally from Indiana, she has lived in Los Angeles, Huntsville, AL and Houston. A dog mom of three unruly beasts, she enjoys biking, hiking, writing, and traveling.
Jason began his Library career in 1994 as a student aide at the East Branch Library. Prior to coming to the Northmont Branch, he was an Information Services Assistant at the Miami Township Branch. He has served on a variety of Library committees and community engagement partnerships. He holds degrees from Sinclair Community College and Indiana Wesleyan University, and earned his MLIS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Jason enjoys reading nonfiction and memoirs and is an avid enthusiast of sports, pop culture, and outdoor recreational activities.
The Northmont Branch is a true community partner - reaching out to the neighborhood and welcoming multiple organizations to explore the resources available. Business Expos with the Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce, community festivals at the YMCA, and participation in the Englewood and Aullwood's Audubon Farm Festivals get our Librarians out and active in the community. With educational partners young and old, the Branch welcomes children from the Kleptz YMCA for summer storytimes, offers Take It & Read sites for children, brings literacy programs to youth at area daycares and through the Northmont Schools, and welcomes Sinclair Community College to help register students for classes.
The Northmont Branch Library needs more programming room than available in the current leased space. Site options to serve patrons from Englewood, Clayton, and the surrounding area are under consideration.