Director and Staff
Luisa Sabin-Kildiss came on board the Norfolk Library as the Executive Director in December 2012 after spending six years as a Public Library Director in New York State, where she worked at the Catskill Public Library and the Chatham Public Library in Greene and Columbia Counties.
Prior to working in public libraries, Luisa and her family lived in New York City while she worked in the arts, public relations and electronic publishing.
Dedicated to providing excellent library service in a new technologically driven publishing and research environment, Luisa is eager to introduce patrons to the resources available through the Norfolk Library, while maintaining the superb quality of programming the library is known for.
Children's Librarian: email@example.com
Eileen, fondly known as "Miss Eileen" to the children of Norfolk, has been the Children's Librarian since 1988. Through the years Eileen has been telling stories to little ones in her weekly storytimes, sharing her love of books by creating the 'Pageturners' a book discussion group for middle readers, and scheduling a series of monthly educational and culturally enriching after-school programs for families. In addition, Eileen designs a creative playful reading incentive program to encourage visits to the Library and summer reading. Eileen is also the chairperson of the Special Events Committee for the Library, which oversees the booking of a concert series, lectures, documentaries and book signings.
Eileen was raised in Manhasset, Long Island, New York in an Irish-Catholic family and survived 12 years of parochial school. She went on to graduate from University of Dayton, in Ohio where she majored in Education and Health. After working in Tennessee for a few years, she arrived in Norfolk in 1980, deciding to make this town her home. In 1990, Eileen became a licensed massage therapist and now has a private practice in town. In 2006, she graduated from the Institute of Intergrative Nutrition and received a certificate from Columbia University for Nutritional Counseling.
Eileen's favourite evening is sitting in her yard by firelight, dining with her three sons, daughter-in-law, soon to be daughter in law, two grand daughters and friends. She loves to cook, bake healthy sweets, hike through the woods and read in bed.
Mary Ann Anderson
Technical Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
MaryAnn grew up in New Britain, CT and graduated from high school and college there. Her first job was Assistant to the Business Manager at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, where she handled personnel and payroll matters. From there, she and her husband Bruce moved to New Haven where Bruce pursued his graduate studies at Yale Divinity School and where MaryAnn worked at Southern Connecticut State University in the Placement Office.
Staying at home with their four sons became her focus for the next twelve years until she began her part-time work at the Norfolk Library. Now, almost 37 years and eight grandchildren later, MaryAnn is still at the library, having performed most of the different responsibilities a library generates. Her current position as Technical Assistant keeps her busy "adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing" the book collection. Reading, knitting, collecting cookbooks and walking are a few of her favorite pastimes.
Educated at Ohio University and the University of Connecticut, Christopher Keyes cooked professionally for about a decade too long before deciding on a career shift toward his true love, books. A longtime Litchfield County resident, he loves history, the great outdoors, truffle oil, Reggiano parmegiana, the books of Kazuo Ishiguro and Michael Chabon and is a film fanatic. He lives alone.
Nicole Thornton is a 22 year old UConn Student from Barkhamsted, Connecticut. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English, she hopes to get her Master's in Library Science. When she's not studying or hanging out with her friends, she likes to read, write and play music on her guitar (with a modestly missing string) and sing karaoke badly. But she insists there isn't any other way.