Learning

Meet Your Montana State Library Training Team

Training staff at the MSL have specific assigned topic areas and expertise, but you may contact any member of the MSL staff to request training and you will be referred to the appropriate member of our training team. 

Jennifer Birnel is the Montana Memory Project Director at the Montana State Library. She formerly served as the trainer for the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) Technology Trainer for the Montana State Library. She taught middle school for 12 years, holds a BA in communications and a master’s degree in literacy. She is currently serving as a community representative of the Digital Public Library of America. Jennifer enjoys camping and SCUBA diving with her husband, Mike.

Joann (Jo) Flick is the Continuing Education Coordinator at the Montana State Library. Jo’s previous experience includes developing and marketing instructional media and she once served as an educator/curator of an historic site significant to the War of 1812. Jo holds an MS Ed. from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology, a BA in Art from the State University of New York. She lives in beautiful downtown East Glacier Park where she tends her garden and enjoys frequent forays into the wilderness. Follow Jo's blog for info on where to find training: MSL Trainer's Blog

Pam Henley is a statewide consulting librarian for the Montana State Library. Before joining the State Library team, she worked at Bozeman Public Library for 16 years, managing the Computer Services area, offering classes and assisting patrons and staff with all their technology issues. She loves to travel to far away places, in and outside of the Treasure State.  

Lauren McMullen is a statewide consulting librarian for the Montana State Library.  Before coming to this position she worked as a training and development specialist at the State Library, and before that she was the Director of the Carnegie Public Library in Big Timber, Montana.  Lauren earned her MLS degree from the University of North Texas. Lauren is privileged to work with amazing librarians all over Montana and looks forward to seeing many of you at Fall Workshops!

Cara Orban is the Statewide Projects Librarian at the Montana State Library, and feels so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with library staff from all different types of libraries across Montana. One of her professional and personal goals is to visit every public library in the state (she’s up to 45 so far). After hours, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her two little boys, ages 3 and 5. On Twitter: @caraorban

Suzanne Reymer is Consulting Statewide Librarian for the Montana State Library (since 1999).  She is an avid explorer of e-books, e-readers and trends, actively researching new developments in electronic reading devices.  Suzanne has a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and considers herself both a technology enthusiast and skeptic. She is an e-reader omnivore, having owned Kindles, Nooks, Sony and Kobo e-readers as well as an iPad and several smart phones.