We are pleased to welcome our new Librarian, Tracy Skousen, who joined the Rec Centers on Dec. 5.

Skousen holds a master’s degree in library science from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University. She was born and raised in Arizona, having worked on a rural family farm in Hyder, Ariz. She now lives in Phoenix and comes to us from a small college library, where she worked for 10 years. “I’m happy to be here at the community’s library and look forward to learning more about your interests and seeing how I can best serve,” said Skousen. “I’m excited to meet new people, so come by and say hello!”

Skousen replaces retiring Director Jane Kauzlaric, who was at the library’s helm since 2011. “We will miss Jane and appreciate all she has done to move this library forward in its digital services, community programs and more,” said General Services Officer Katy O’Grady. “And we are excited to welcome Tracy and merge her ideas with our current services to best serve patrons.”