Leadership

Bob Pasicznyukarrow_forward

Executive Director
Bob Pasicznyuk, Executive Director
"Our patrons have high expectations of their library district, and we aim to meet those expectations by providing exceptional library experiences through our signature events, beautiful facilities, contemporary technology, and expansive collections."
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Bob Pasicznyuk

Executive Director
Bob Pasicznyuk reunited with Douglas County Libraries in 2014 after a five-year hiatus leading the Cedar Rapids Public Library in a time of rapid change and rebuilding. Previously, Bob managed projects and technology efforts in libraries at Douglas County, Pikes Peak Library District, and the University of Colorado. He has an M.S. in Library Science and Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Science from the University of North Texas.

Art Gloverarrow_forward

Human Resources Director
Art Glover, Human Resources Director
"The employees at Douglas County Libraries are a tremendous asset — they’re the face of our organization. By embracing the core values of this organization, our employees seek to create positive experiences with every personal interaction."
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Art Glover

Human Resources Director
Art Glover has been with Douglas County Libraries since 2003. He is certified as a "Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)," an internationally recognized certification in the Human Resources profession. At Douglas County Libraries, Mr. Glover oversees management of the Human Resources, Volunteer Services, and Learning & Development Departments. He holds an M.A. in Human Resources from Webster University (Kansas City, MO).

Karen Garganarrow_forward

Finance Director
Karen Gargan, Finance Director
"As a tax-funded organization, Douglas County Libraries is accountable to the Douglas County community. We take this role of stewardship seriously. It is our duty and privilege to use those tax dollars wisely and in the most effective ways to the benefit of all patrons."
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Karen Gargan

Finance Director
Karen Gargan joined Douglas County Libraries in 2011 with 18 years of leadership in progressive corporate and operational finance, primarily in the manufacturing and food service distribution industries. At Douglas County Libraries, Ms. Gargan oversees the finance and facilities departments. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from Colorado State University.

Amber DeBerryarrow_forward

Community Relations Director
Amber DeBerry, Community Relations Director
"Our libraries are more than just learning hubs, they’re the centers of our community. Douglas County Libraries brings the community together, inside and outside our beautiful buildings, with excellent public resources and educational, engaging and entertaining events for all patrons."
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Amber DeBerry

Community Relations Director
Amber DeBerry joined Douglas County Libraries in May of 2011. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations for The Wildlife Experience and in the marketing department of the Denver Zoological Foundation. She has a B.S. in Journalism with a minor in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Over the years, she has been a member of various marketing and foundation committees. At Douglas County Libraries, Amber oversees Community Relations, District Programming, and the Douglas County Libraries Foundation.

Sheila Kerberarrow_forward

Branch Operations Director
Sheila Kerber, Branch Operations Director
"Our libraries, including new, larger branches in Castle Pines, Lone Tree and Parker, allow us to serve patrons in fresh and fun ways. Staff, amenities and materials in all our locations facilitate meeting, studying and learning. Douglas County Libraries truly is building community. I often think I have the best job in the whole world!"
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Sheila Kerber

Branch Operations Director
Sheila Kerber has been with Douglas County Libraries since 2007. Previously, she worked for the Library of Congress, the University of Dayton, and the Arapahoe Library District before coming to Douglas County Libraries. Kerber provides the professional leadership to coordinate and supervise all aspects of branch operations, in addition to providing supervisory support to the District's Branch Manager Team and our Business Librarian. She has a B.A. in English Literature and a Master of Library and Information Science.

Sharon Nemechekarrow_forward

Archives & Collections Director
Sharon Nemechek, Archives and Collections Director
"Collections are the heart of any thriving library. At Douglas County Libraries, we pride ourselves on curating materials that are not only in demand, but that also encourage and strengthen reading and lifelong learning for all patrons, from babies to seniors. It’s extremely gratifying to play such a vital role in helping our community reach its potential."
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Sharon Nemechek

Archives & Collections Director
Sharon Nemechek has been with Douglas County Libraries since 2001. She started at the James H. LaRue branch as a substitute librarian, managed the Lone Tree and Parker libraries, and then moved into Support Services as the Collection Services Manager. She has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA. Ms. Nemechek oversees the collection development process and the Douglas County History Research Center. Library collections, old and new, are her passion.

Patti Owen-DeLayarrow_forward

Executive Administrator
Patti Owen-DeLay, Executive Administrator
"Douglas County Libraries’ administrative team takes a thoughtful, forward-looking approach to providing premium library experiences for our guests. All of our strategic plans and goals are designed with the patron top of mind."
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Patti Owen-DeLay

Executive Administrator
Patti Owen-DeLay has rejoined Douglas County Libraries after an absence of seven years. During her absence she became a Professional Certified Coach and led coach training programs in the United States and Canada. Recently, she returned to libraries, working for Arapahoe Library District. Back at Douglas County Libraries, she is again Executive Administrator.

Jeff Konishiarrow_forward

Information Technology Director
Jeff Konishi, Information Technology Director
"Technology is best when it helps, not hinders. At Douglas County Libraries, we strive to give visitors a seamless technology experience — whether they’re using the audiovisual equipment in meeting rooms, public Wi-Fi, print/copy services, public computers, laptop vending, or simply the self-checkouts. We want to exceed patron expectations."
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Jeff Konishi

Information Technology Director
Jeff Konishi joined Douglas County Libraries after acting as IT Director for several public sector organizations, including the City of Amarillo and the City of Englewood. His previous experience also includes project management, programming and business analysis, plus various accounting, auditing and budgeting positions. Jeff has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver. At Douglas County Libraries, Jeff leads the IT team and associated technology endeavors.

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