Posted at 4 p.m. Feb. 6, 2017

College alumna named interim library dean

The interim associate dean for the library, Maura Hadaway, was born in New Mexico. She has a husband and a daughter that live in Cheyenne with her.

She graduated from Burns High School in 1994, then attended Laramie County Community college from 1994-95 before transferring to the University of Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Washington with a masters in Library and Information Science(MLIS).

When she moved back to Cheyenne from Atlanta she worked for Lyricist, a non-profit organization, where she did licensing. Before becoming the interim dean, she was a full-time instructor at LCCC for seven years. She also worked as a full-time administrative assistant as well as a cataloguing technician in the early 2000s. She also worked as an assistant business analyst and a contract specialist.

Hadaway said that the application for the interim dean position was open for a month. There were three applicants but Hadaway got the job.

“One of the big things we need to accomplish is managing the budget cuts that came through,” Hadaway said. “So we’re looking at how to manage them through the staffing budget cuts we got.”

Hadaway said they lost a full-time staff member, the serials technician. The serials technician manages all of the library’s subscriptions to magazines, journals and newspapers. Hadaway said they have to manage the change in work flow without a position and the budget cuts to the various budget lines. This includes the books, the serials and time staffing.

Hadaway said another project she is focused on is the library renovation.

“We’re about $100,000 from securing all the funds we need to start our renovation either this year in the summer or next spring,” Hadaway said.


College is looking at ways to deal with budget cuts