District Team

 Barbara McGary

Barbara McGary

District Administrator

Barbara McGary is the Executive Director of the James V Brown Library and Administrator for the North Central Library District headquartered at James V Brown Library. Under Barbara’s leadership and administration, the district team provides quality service to 44 libraries in the North Central Library District. Barbara advocates for and supports library services on the state level as a member of the Legislative Committee of the Pennsylvania Library Association.  

Contact Barbara via email: bmcgary@jvbrown.edu or phone 570.326.0436, ext. 102

Shirley Alters

Shirley Alters

CFO of the James V Brown Library

Shirley Alters is the CFO of the James V Brown Library and assists member libraries with financial questions, planning, and 5 year projections.  

Contact Shirley via email: salters@jvbrown.edu or call 570.326.0536, ext. 104

June Houghtaling

June Houghtaling

District Consultant

June Houghtaling is the Consultant for the North Central Library District. June provides individual consulting on a wide range of library issues including strategic planning, policy making, orientation for new directors, and board development among others.  With the guidance of administration and members of the district, June plans continuing education workshops.  She is also a member of the PA Forward Star Libraries Team and Public Relations and Marketing for the Pennsylvania Library Association.  

Contact June via email: jhoughtaling@jvbrown.edu or phone 570.326.0536, ext. 196

Linda Aston

Linda Aston

Inter-library Loan

Linda Aston is the Interlibrary Loan Librarian for the James V Brown Library. Linda processes all interlibrary loan requests from our district members and includes return postage in the packages. Linda interlibrary loans items from the James V Brown Library’s collection , through AccessPA’s Shareit System, and through OCLC for those hard to find items.  

Contact Linda via email: laston@jvbrown.edu or call 570.326.0536 ext. 194.

Joshua Hudson

Joshua Hudson

Technical Services

Joshua Hudson is the IT Consultant for the North Central Library District. Joshua travels to libraries for in person consultation, technology mapping and inventory, troubleshooting, and maintenance and repair. Joshua provides specifications and pricing for equipment.

Contact Joshua via email: jhudson@jvbrown.edu or phone 570.326.0536, ext. 152

Nina White

Nina White

Children's Services

Nina White is the Youth Services Coordinator for the James V Brown Library and also serves as Youth Services Consultant for the District. Nina provides consultation to member libraries in the area of baby, toddler, youth, tween and teen programs and services. Nina is a member of the Pennsylvania One Book Committee and helps in the creation and development of content for the One Book trunks and activity guide.

Contact Nina via email: nwhite@jvbrown.edu or phone 570,326.0536, ext. 145.

Toby Schwartzman

Toby Schwartzman

Reference Services

Toby Schwartzman is Public Services Director for the James V Brown Library and serves as reference librarian for the District. Toby is available to answer tough reference questions, and support collection development.

Contact Toby via email: tschartzman@jvbrown.edu or phone 570.326.0536, ext. 103

 Jeremy Shatley

Jeremy Shatley

Web Administration

Jeremy Shatley is a member of the IT department at the James V Brown Library and is Web Administrator for the District. Jeremy designs library web sites for effective marketing, maintains library web sites, manages web hosting and domains, and compiles and curates content for the district web site.

Contact Jeremy via email: jshatley@jvbrown.edu or phone 570.326.0536 ext. 109.

Laura Spencer

Laura Spencer

Technical Services Manager

Laura Spencer is Technical Services Manager at James V Brown Library and assists district member libraries in the cataloging and preservation of their library collections. Laura also advises members about library system migrations and provides continuing education workshops.

Contact Laura via email: lspencer@jvbrown.edu or call 570.326.0536, ext. 150.

Sue Mayschock

Sue Mayschock

Overdrive Services

Sue Mayshock is the AV Specialist for the James V Brown Library and  develops the eBranch2Go collection through Overdrive.  Sue also provides technical assistance and training in the use of Overdrive and compiles monthly statistics for members.

Contact Sue via email: smayshock@jvbrown.edu, or phone 570.326.0536, ext. 122.