Carolyn is new to the northwest corner of Connecticut. She has worked in higher education administration for the bulk of her career which has taken her to nine different states. She has an undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College and a graduate degree from the University of Virginia. Carolyn has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and names among her favorite places Venice, Lisbon, Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, Charleston and the Grand Canyon. She is an avid reader, a life-long student and has a deep interest in learning about other cultures. Her greatest joy is her two, young grandsons who live in southern Florida.
Claudia E. CayneDirector
Prior to coming to SML in 2002, Claudia was the Director at Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury, CT. She has also been the head of the Children’s Department the Monroe Pubic Library in Monroe, CT and worked as a circulation clerk at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield. Before becoming a librarian, she worked as a paralegal and a waitress. She has an MLS and an undergraduate degree in 20th Century Art and Literature. Interests are the great outdoors, good food and animals.
Kristin is also the Youth Services Coordinator at NorthEast Millerton Library, and Story Hour Coordinator at the Amenia Free Library and at Douglas Library in North Canaan. She earned her undergraduate degree in Latin American History from Ithaca College. She enjoys playing with her three cats, taking long drives in the country with her fiancé, trying different flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt and going to the movies. She is a certified CPR instructor and serves as a volunteer EMT with the Millerton Rescue Squad.
Jocelyn McInteeTechnical Services
After over 20 years working in public libraries on Long Island, Jocelyn retired and moved to Hillsdale, NY. Missing work she decided to return to “Libraryland”, and is thrilled to join SML where everyone has been friendly and welcoming. An avid reader, of course, Jocelyn is also an enthusiastic gardener, cook and quilter, and loves to entertain. She has two grown sons, and two grandsons who are the apple of her eye. Her main complaint is not seeing them as often as she would like. Loneliness isn’t an option for Jocelyn, though, with two resident rescue dogs and two cats.
Lawrence Davis-HollanderAdult Programming Coordinator / Circulation Desk
Lawrence is an ethnobotanist, garden writer, gardener and plantsman. He was founder and Director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, and author of “Tomato: A fresh-from-the-vine cookbook.” He writes for Heirloom Gardener, Grit, and Yankee magazines and is a principal of Dandelion Gardening Arts. If he’s not gardening or writing there’s a reasonable chance he’s cooking and his latest obsession is Indian food.
Madeline is a former Queens and Long Island girl transplanted to Salisbury almost 15 years ago. She is a “page” at the Library and happily reshelves all our books, dvds and more. She loves yoga, animals, large and small, walking, reading and meeting friends over coffee and food.
Christiane OlsonCirculation Desk
Christiane is an actor, a singer and a francophile. Since moving to Connecticut, she has performed at the Warner Theater in Torrington and at the Connecticut Theater Company where she portrayed Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. She has performed in 7 different states and also in Paris, France as a soprano soloist for the Festival de Rimes et Accord. She was a student for a long time: she has a Master’s Degree in French Literature (University of Kentucky) and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Acting (Michigan State). She enjoys eating chocolate, travelling to see her family, and reading bedtime stories to her two children.
Heath PrentisCirculation Desk
Heath’s day job is at the Litchfield Probate Court. She has also been an Outward Bound instructor, bar hussy, newspaper reporter and graphic artist. She has two grown sons and is an artist in her spare time.
Molly SalisburyChildren's Services
Contrary to appearances, Molly is not from Salisbury, and originally from Minnesota. She has been living in the Hudson River Valley for nine years now, working as a mother and a journalist. She worked for the community conversations department (opinion page) at the Poughkeepsie Journal and was a member of the Journal’s editorial board. Her degree is in Theater Arts from Barnard College. Currently, she volunteers as a Girl Scout leader. Molly looks forward to producing some enriching, messy and not too quiet happenings for children.