Librarian of the Month

September 2021 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 September 2021 Librarian of the Month is Elaina Komala, Adult & Technical Services Manager at Fox River Grove Memorial Library.

Elaina was nominated by Library Director Nicole R. Steeves:

I am very excited to submit a Librarian of the Month nomination for Elaina Komala, Fox River Grove Memorial Library, Adult & Technical Services Manager. Elaina has improved our Library’s use of Koha in every way, from streamlining cataloging, to training staff, to devising insightful reports, to adding images to all item records, and more. She intuitively understands what patrons and staff need to get the most out of their online catalog experience, and we are better able to serve internal and external customers because of her. She is thoughtful when planning new initiatives, balancing pushes into new territory with managing training time and sustainability. I love Koha and Bywater even more because Elaina makes them the best tools possible for our Library!"

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