Hayley Tompkins, a librarian with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library since 2009, is the new Branch Manager at Crozet Library. She has been serving as a reference librarian at the Central Branch in downtown Charlottesville. She has also held posts at Northside Library and Gordon Avenue Library.
Tompkins was the unanimous top choice of JMRL’s 3-member interview committee, according to JMRL director John Halliday. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in classics and holds a master’s degree in library & information science from the University of North Texas.
Tompkins said she applied for the job because “Crozet is the best library in the system. It has the best staff. I’m going to build on what Wendy [Saz] has done. She’s got great programming. I don’t want to make changes. I want to learn first.”
In her current position Tompkins has an active role in the library’s writing programs, film series, computer tutorials, and other programs for adults. Recently, she managed the grant-funded “Created Equal” film and discussion series and she has worked on JMRL’s Social Media Committee, the Programming Committee, and Web Committee. She is also a member of the Virginia Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.
Saz will be working with Tompkins in early March to get her off to a good start.
Tompkins was raised in Fluvanna and she and her husband are in the market for a home in Crozet.