In 2018, two of our librarians were promoted away from our department. Kalana Cooper, who you may have met last year, has become an assistant manager at one of our branches. Our current librarian staff are Roger Morton, Karen Core, Meghan McGowan and Mary Kordyban. We also have 6 support staff.
The theme of the last year is programs, programs, programs. We were proud to host the USPTO event All About Stem last April, which has become an annual event. In June, Mary served as a judge for the National Invention Convention, held at the Henry Ford Museum. In October, we began to offer a 3D Printing Workshop every Sunday.
Our department continues to support two inventor associations, the Inventors Association of Metro Detroit, and the Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan, since they do a good job of supporting our customers in their endeavors.