(By Sabrina Westfall) [Order this photo]
Jamie Tyner is a 2009 graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and holds a Master of Library Science degree.
Tyner is formerly from Greenwood, and has recently moved to Sullivan. Soon after her move to Sullivan, the opening for a library director in Linton became available.
"I like to help people. This is generic, but I love to read ... I want to make sure people have access to books and the Internet, hopefully free of charge," Tyner explained as to why she wanted to be a library director.
Her biggest anxieties for the taking the position included coming to a new town, working in a new building and becoming acquainted with a new staff.
"The staff has really eased the anxiety of being new," Tyner said, noting they have been courteous and helpful to her.
Tyner currently has no specific plans for change in the library and is focused on getting acquainted with the people of Linton and the library staff. She has hopes that in the near future she will have projects she can announce.
"I am still new and learning the ropes. I am going to pick up where Shelley (Williams) left off and definitely do anything to improve the already great work they do," Tyner explained.
Tyner commended the previous director's work multiple times.
"I am excited to show everyone what we have to offer them," Tyner said, encouraging the people of the community to stop by the library. "We are finishing our summer programs, but anyone can come in and partake in our child and adult programs, or even meet me."