Meet Marian

I bet you enjoy your library career and
love the contribution your library makes.

You have the power to connect with each person who walks in your door and instill a love of reading, learning, and growing. You don’t take that lightly!

But it can feel like an uphill battle to get the respect, cooperation, and funding your library deserves. 

I know what that’s like from every library position I held over 30 years and especially in my library association work.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to support, train, and coach hundreds of librarians and paraprofessionals. It became my great joy to help someone realize their true value in the organization and to start working toward their own professional goals.

Mainly, I loved seeing someone shift from feeling demoralized or unheard to becoming inspired, connected, and vital again. 

That’s why I created my company, Masterful Librarian.

You deserve a partner to help you experience that same shift.

A partner to help you bust out of those stereotypes and reach the right people at the right time with the right message.

I am ready to become that partner for you.

When I’m not coaching dedicated librarians, I’m walking in the woods around my home in the mountains of New Mexico. I also enjoy traveling to Washington State to visit my friends and revel in all the water.

And whenever possible, I spend time with my two beautiful grandchildren, who always keep me moving and laughing.

Marian’s Professional Background and Education