Julie Jorgensen, Library Director

Julie began working at the library in 1998 assisting with summer reading before becoming Assistant Librarian. Julie has been Director since 2012 and has her Level I Public Librarian Certification from the Nebraska Library Commission. She is a lifelong resident of Waterloo and lives in the country with her husband Dana where they raised their three children: Käj, Dane and Hanna. Julie enjoys spending time with family and  loves anytime she can spend with her three grandchildren: Rhett, Walker, and Daisy.

Bethany Barelman, Assistant Librarian

Bethany is one of our Assistant Librarians. Bethany is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and Fort Hays State University with a Master’s Degree in School Psychology. She has recently started the Public Librarian Certification Program through the Nebraska Library Commission. Bethany’s interests include reading and traveling.

Shelby Janke, Assistant Librarian

Shelby is the newest addition to our team as Assistant Librarian. She’s a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will be starting her Masters in Library & Information Science degree this fall through the University of Missouri. Shelby enjoys reading, meeting with her book club, taking walks in her neighborhood, and spending time at home with her two cats.