New Tecumseh library manager introduced.
The Tecumseh Public Library has welcomed back Beth Lyle as its new branch manager. Lyle began her duties at the library Monday.
Lyle is a familiar face in the community as a Tecumseh resident who began her career with the Pioneer Library System at the Tecumseh Public Library in 2002.
She worked nine years in various roles, including circulation, outreach services, teen programming, coordinating the adult book club and supervision of teen volunteers.
In 2011, Lyle left the library to become the Pottawatomie County Literacy Coordinator for the library system. In that role she oversaw activities of the department, including working with volunteer tutors and securing matches of tutors with adult literacy learners in the county.
During that time, she also helped coordinate a literacy class for women incarcerated in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center to participate and build their reading skills while serving their time. The facility’s assistant director took applicants from among the incarcerated women, and about six to eight a week participate in the group.
Lyle has a bachelor’s degree in Management and Ethics from Mid-America Christian University, and a Masters of Library Science and Information from the University of Oklahoma.
She replaces Susan Goldsberry, who had served as Tecumseh Public Library branch manager for more than eight years before her retirement in January. Tecumseh Library Assistant Sue Walker had served as interim branch manager since January.
For more information on the programs and services offered at the library, call 598-5955 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/tecumseh.