Librarian of the Month

January 2023 Librarian of the Month

Every month ByWater Solutions recognizes a librarian that has made an impact on their library and community. We are happy to announce the January Librarian of the Month is Nicole Luongo Cloutier of the Portsmouth Public Library in New Hampshire!

Nicole was nominated by Tori Simpson-Tucker, of the Portsmouth Public Library, who commented:

Nicole is always looking for ways to provide the best resources and services for our patrons and approaches all areas of her work with compassion, care and understanding. Whether she’s advocating for her staff in reference, assisting patrons with in depth genealogy work, or dreaming up community-building crafting programs, her attention to detail is unmatched. You can usually find her out in the stacks and on the floor, making sure the collections she curates are up to snuff and well-organized, or otherwise in her office pouring over one of the many projects or services she manages on her own, like our museum pass system, or preparing for the city’s 400th anniversary celebrations. Nicole brings a familiarity and warmth with her wherever she goes and embodies what it means to be a part of the Portsmouth community.

Most recently Nicole was involved in the writing, editing and publication of "A Portsmouth NH History in 101 Objects", a book created to celebrate Portsmouth's history for the city's upcoming 400th anniversary. She also hosts (along with one other staff member) a monthly drop-in crafting program, and runs our genealogy workshops along with her special collections staff. If the library has a big program planned, she's sure to be somewhere working hard behind the scenes."

Thank you, Nicole, for all you do! And Congratulations!

Do you have a staff member at your branch that you would like to nominate for ByWater's Librarian of the Month? We love to feature library staff members that are impacting their patrons, are valued members of the library team, and who go the extra mile in the open source and library community. Email us and let us know who they are, brag about all their accomplishments and we'll share it!

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