Librarian TJ Gillson has announced her retirement from her position as the Halsey City Librarian. TJ’s selfless service to the community — first as a volunteer in the Book-mobile, then on the Library Committee helping to remodel the library building and open the Library, and finally as our Librarian for the last three years has been a tremendous gift to our community. Without her, I’m pretty sure we’d still be figuring out how to catalogue and shelve! We are incredibly grateful to TJ for launching the library with so much care and skill, and she will be very much missed. Her last day with us will be March 31st.
My name is Jorden Parrish. I am 25, and live in Albany, OR with my husband, Tad. In 2016 I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources and a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Not long after graduating, Tad’s parents (Vance and Holly Parrish) offered me a job as a reporter at The Times Newspaper in Brownsville. Over the last year and a half, I have grown to just love the Brownsville and Halsey communities. My love for books started when I was about 10 years old. My mom bought a copy of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling and that was the very first book I finished- with enthusiasm! I have since branched myself way out from that and have a decent library of my own at home! I am currently in training with librarian TJ Gillson. She is leaving us on March 31st, so she is trying to teach me all her 40 years of library experience in one month. I am honored to be the new librarian for Halsey and I look forward to spending many years here.
Meet Halsey’s New Librarian
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