Archives for Librarian I

Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno

Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno earned her Master of Science in Information Science from UAlbany in May 2017 and started as the Marketing Librarian here in White Plains two months later. Kristen got her start in libraries in 2013 when she began working as a part-time circulation clerk at the Pleasant Valley Library—it was while working there that she decided to pursue a career in libraries due to her passion for promoting equatable access to information and her first-hand knowledge that libraries have the ability to change lives. When not working behind the scenes on marketing content, you can find Kristen at
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Responsibilities: Librarian I and Marketing.
Department: Adult Services.

Tata Cañuelas

Tata Cañuelas is devoted to sharing programs that celebrate holidays and explore cultural diversity. She has planned programs for such well-known holidays as Groundhog's Day and St. Patrick's Day. She has established and grown connections in the community, and with them has presented creative events introducing Day of the Dead, Chinese New Year, and Diwali to the broader community. Tata brings passion and enthusiasm to her programs and looks forward to sharing them with Westchester's families. She earned her MLS at Queens College. Tata loves to travel, watch movies, read (especially cookbooks), cook, and eat.
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Responsibilities: Librarian I.
Department: Trove and Youth Services.

Kathlyn Carroll

Kathlyn Carroll is a YA librarian, working with teens in the Edge. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she began her library career as an undergraduate working in a college library. She earned her MLIS degree in 2012 from Florida State University. She joined the Edge team in December 2013, one week after the Edge's grand opening. She feels lucky to have fun at work, and still can't quite believe that her job involves coaching book trivia teams, sewing, playing card games, and joking with teens.
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Responsibilities: Librarian I.
Department: Edge and Youth Services.

Ashley Bressingham

Ashley is a lifelong lover of libraries – she was taken to her hometown library many times as a child and has worked in them since her high school days. She is passionate about early learning and teaching caregivers techniques to make their children book lovers as well as putting excellent and diverse stories into the hands of the youth. Ashley has lived in New York for her whole life and has no plans to leave! On the weekends, she likes to see Broadway shows, visit museums, and enjoy delicious meals while reading. She loves the beach, board games, and
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Responsibilities: Librarian I.
Department: Trove and Youth Services.

Lauren Lichtenthal

Lauren Lichtenthal was born into the library world. Her mother has been with the Westchester Library System since before she was born. As an act of teenage rebellion, she decided to get her Masters Degree in Education instead of Library Science. After teaching for ten years, she finally made her way to library land by getting her Library Science degree from The University at Buffalo. She spends her time outside the library reading, relaxing, and spending quality time with her husband and four year old son.
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Responsibilities: Librarian I.
Department: Trove and Youth Services.

Caroline Reddy

Caroline Reddy was born in Shiraz, Iran and moved to the United States when she was eight years old. She fell in love with stories after reading The Last Unicorn and Boy's Life. She has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College, an MLS from Queens College and a background in Education. Caroline has been involved in a variety of writing communities including For the Love of Words and Immigrants & Exile. Her work has been published in Breadcrumb Magazine and The Literary Oak Review. She is interested in developing the notion of Writing Boxes to motivate young
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Responsibilities: Librarian I.
Department: Trove and Youth Services.