Monon Town and Township Public Library welcomed a new director, Austin Stroud, on August 1st. Austin is from Mitchell, IN (home of Spring Mill State Park), and currently resides in Lafayette with two sibling cats. Before finding our library, he was a director at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library in Bloomfield, IN. He’s previously worked at libraries in Bloomington, Brownsburg, Bedford, and Mitchell. Austin studied at Indiana University, and completed a Masters in Library Science as well as a Master of Science in Education with a major in Instructional Systems Technology. He’s also certified to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). His strengths are working with library technology. He teaches the online library programs at Ivy Tech Community College, IUPUI, and University of Kentucky. Austin has worked in large and small systems, in both rural and urban areas, but his comfort zone is definitely in a small and rural public library! He’s very happy to be here and excited about all that is ahead here in Monon and at the library! We’re excited too!