Western Kentucky University

Department of Library Public Services Faculty & Staff - Nikole Wolfe

Nikole Wolfe

Nikole Wolfe

Instructor (Part-Time), Sunday Weekend Librarian

Office:  106 Helm Library
Phone:  (270) 745-6125
Email:  nikole.wolfe@wku.edu


Position Description

Nikole is responsible for providing reference and research assistance on Sundays.

Work Experience

Regional Librarian, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 12/08-Present

  • Serve as regional administrator for fifteen public libraries
  • Facilitate the development of improved library services through training & orientation for library boards, directors and staff.
  • Attend library board meetings and advise directors and trustees on legislation affecting libraries.
  • Plan and promote continuing education events for all library staff.
  • Provide training and orientation to new public library trustees.
  • Create and distribute statistical data to libraries in the region.
  • Inform directors and staff of grant opportunities and new programs available to libraries.
  • Advise libraries on development and revisions of policies and procedures.
  • Advise libraries on various issues regarding personnel, finances, long range planning, taxes, etc.

Children's & Youth Services Consultant, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 07/2005-12/08

  • Provide training and consultation to public librarians serving youth
  • Develop bibliographies and book exhibits on topics relevant to youth services
  • Develop training workshops and resources for youth librarians
  • Partner with other organizations to provide training
  • Coordinate statewide Summer Reading Program
  • Monitor children’s and teen programming grants

Librarian Assistant, Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch, Lexington, KY, 07/2000-07/2005

  • Perform circulation duties including checking materials in and out.
  • Welcome new patrons to library and assign library cards.
  • Answer directional and basic reference questions.
  • Assist patrons in locating materials by searching the catalog and the shelf.
  • Place patrons on reserve for materials.
  • Reader’s advisory services
 Last Modified 7/24/13