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Meet the teen librarians

We want to hear from you! Get in touch with us anytime. Find a teen librarian at your library location:

East Regional teen services librarian Archie

Archie

Location: East Regional Library

Email: pburke@dconc.gov

Archie is a Teen Services Manager at East Regional Library. She started working with teens in 2006 and continues to learn from and enjoy the tweens and teens she meets. Her most valued accomplishment is being part of teens’ lives by interacting with them at the library and the schools she visits. Archie is an avid YA reader by choice and political junkie at night! At Durham County Library, she’s editor on the NextReads Committee and serves on Teen Services, LGBT, and Reader’s Advisory committees. She loves being a Teen Services Manager!

Pronouns: she/her

Southwest Regional teen services manager Caroline

Caroline

Location: Southwest Regional Library

Email: cbpeterson@dconc.gov

Caroline has been with Durham County Library since 2014. She is not a Durham native and has moved around quite a bit. She loves helping teens, especially if they need help finding a new book to read or help with homework. Like most librarians, Caroline loves to read, especially graphic novels, romance, and LGBTQ books. When she is not working, she likes to garden, bake (and eat) cookies, and spend as much time outside as possible.

Pronouns: she/her

Main Library teen services librarian Ciera

Ciera

Location: Main Library

Email: cbwilliams@dconc.gov

Ciera is the Teen Services Librarian at Durham County Main Library. After traveling around the world, Ciera’s love for literacy, creativity, and community engagement pulled her back to Bull City. She has loved working with youth for over 7 years and continues to learn from them. Ciera enjoys reading YA, magical retellings, and graphic novels. She currently co-chairs Innovation League and the Triangle Comics Creator Network. You can ask her about Steven Universe, anime, and anything YA and library related!

Pronouns: she/her

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library teen services librarian Dominique

Dominique

Location: Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

Email: fdiggs@dconc.gov

Dominique is an avid reader of everything fiction. She loves to debate about books with teens, so she loves book clubs. She also enjoys playing video games when she’s not reading or thinking about her next home project.

Pronouns: she/her

Main Library teen services librarian Gavin

Gavin

Location: Main Library

Email: gshelton@dconc.gov

Gavin grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC, but has always preferred trees to sand. Before starting as the Senior Library Assistant in Teen Services, they had jobs in 3 different kinds of libraries, but youth services has always been their favorite. In his current position, Gavin works to foster an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and accessible, and honors the needs, interests, and agency of teens. Some of their favorite books are Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender, I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver, and Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong. Gavin also likes fiber arts, tea, graphic novels, learning about languages, talking about queer representation in media, and the Great British Bake Off.

Pronouns: they/them/he/him

South Regional teen services librarian Jessica

Jessica

Location: South Regional Library

Email: jllundin@dconc.gov

Jessica is the Teen Services Manager at the South Regional Library. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Durham in 2008. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Kansas State University, and a master’s in library science from Wayne State University. She has loved the library for as long as she can remember, and when she was nine, she turned all her books into “library books” by making cards and pockets for all of them. When she’s not busy being a librarian, she loves to spend time with her son and her two wacky dogs, read, draw, and work on her photography.

Pronouns: she/her

Main Library teen services manager LaShaunda

LaShaunda

Location: Main Library

Email: lrogers@dconc.gov

LaShaunda is the Teen Services Manager at Main Library. She has been employed with Durham County Library since July 2006, beginning as a Library Page. Her passion for working with teens began through conversing with fellow Teen Services Manager Archie Burke and connecting with many of the teen patrons during her tenure at East Regional Library. After graduate school, she got back into the love of reading, with an interest in graphic novels and young adult materials about real-life situations. Outside of the library world, she loves spending time with her tween daughter playing video games.

Pronouns: she/her