Welcome to Book a Librarian!
This free service allows you to reserve a personalized, one-on-one session with a trained professional librarian. This service is best used for complicated questions that require time beyond the general assistance available at the reference desk.

How it works:
Browse below for the topics that individual librarians can help you with, and contact the librarian that best suits your needs. If you don't see your topic available below, please contact one of us, and we will find a librarian for you!
Sessions are by appointment and are scheduled in advance. Appointments last roughly 30-45 minutes.
If you prefer contact my email or phone, instead of face-to-face, let us know and we can communicate that way instead.

Some things we are unable to help you with:
We do not provide medical, legal or business advice or opinions (although we can point you to reputable resources/services that can further help you)
We cannot type your documents
We cannot fix your personal devices besides basic troubleshooting

LibrarianSpecialties
Shelbie Marks

Shelbie Marks

Hi! My name is Shelbie Marks and I am the Teen Librarian at Prescott Valley Public Library! I am passionate about working with teens and the community. When I'm not working I enjoy reading, hiking, Netflix, and playing with my dog.

I am available on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

Here are some of the topics I'm available to assist with:
Tablets, Smartphones, School research and assignments, Teens and YA literature

Contact: smarks@pvaz.net or 928-759-3038
Casey Van Haren

Casey Van Haren

I'm Casey Van Haren! I am the library manager and definitely not your typical librarian. I have over 30 years of library experience, and love technology and Apple products. I have three pugs, love to hunt, camp and listen to old school punk.

I am available Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-11

Here are some of the topics I'm available to assist with: Research Help, APA formatting, Macs or iPhone assistance

Contact: cvanharen@pvaz.net or 928-759-3061
Michele Hjorting

Michele Hjorting

Hi there! My name is Michele Hjorting and I am one of  Adult Services Librarians. I love working here at the library and have over 18 years of public library experience. When I'm not at the library I enjoy hiking, traveling, camping, hanging out with my dogs and chickens, watching Oregon Ducks football (well not this past season), and meditation.

I am available Fridays from 12-2pm.
Here are some of the topics that I'm available to assist with: Travel, Gardening, Grant writing, Job assistance, Computer Basics (PC and Mac), Tablets, Research Help.

Contact: mhjorting@pvaz.net or 928-759-6196
Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim

Hi there! My name is Jenny Kim, and I am an Adult Services Librarian. Being a librarian has been my dream since I was in middle school, and every day I look forward to coming into work and getting to know the Prescott Valley community better. When I'm not reading or working at the library, I enjoy hiking, watching horror movies, and playing board games.

Here are the times that work best for me to meet with you:
Mondays 10-12
Fridays 10-12

Here are some of the topics that I'm available to assist with:
Job assistance, Social media, Travel research, School assignment research, Computer/device-- basic skills

Contact: jkim@pvaz.net or 928-759-6188
Joslyn Joseph

Joslyn Joseph

Hi, I’m Joslyn and I am a Library Assistant at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

I am available from 3PM-4PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here are some of the topics that I'm available to assist with: General knowledge, technology, and paper editing.

Contact: jjoseph@pvaz.net or 928-759-3042
Carol Swenson

Carol Swenson

I'm Carol Swenson and I am a Library Assistant in the Adult Department.

Call or email to make an appointment: 928-759-6193 or cswenson@pvaz.net.
Downloadable audio & eBooks, tablets, Kindles, Microsoft Office

Contact: cswenson@pvaz.net or 928-759-6193
Children's Department

Children's Dept.

Hi! We are the Children’s Department at Prescott Valley Public Library. We are available Tuesday – Saturday during regular Library hours! Here are some of the topics we are available to assist with:
Lexile searches, Help with school reports, Internet searches, Help finding science fair project information, Catalog searches, One-on-one assistance with your research questions, Books from your childhood (regardless of your age!)

Contact: 928-759-3047
Lynn McNeill

Lynn McNeill

I'm Lynn McNeill and I'm a library assistant in the Circulation Department.
I am available by appointment Tues., Wed, Thurs, and Saturday afternoons.
I would like to make you feel comfortable with computers and technology, social media, office software and organizing your files, photos and documents.

Contact: lmcneill@pvaz.net or 928-759-6191