Mary Elder:  Branch Manager

  • Started with SDCL:July 2019
  • Started at LAK: July 2019
  • Favourite genre: Fantasy, SciFi, Romance, Historical Fiction, Memoirs – don’t make me pick just one!
  • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside) Himalayan Cuisine, Banbu Sushi, Eastbound
  • Favourite thing about your job: Being able to support and collaborate with my incredible staff so we can make a difference in our community, every day.

 Carlene Rocheck: Assistant Branch Manager, Library Tech IV

  • Started at SDCL: October 2016
  • Started at LAK: November 2021
  • Favourite genre: Literary Fiction
  • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside):B. Noodle House
  • Favourite thing about your job: Everything!  Everyone!

     Kelly Chung: Youth Services Librarian

    • Started at SDCL: February 2013
    • Started at LAK:December 2021
    • Favourite genre: Ugh the worst question EVER! I like books—some are awful, most are AWESOME, but I hop from genre to genre depending on all sorts of things like the weather, special events, etc.
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): Chopstix on Convoy—we’ve been going for over 20 years and they are always fast and consistent with their Japanese cuisine.
    • Favourite thing about your job: Knowing that we are helping people every day we come to work AND Storytime has a BIG place in my heart!

     Paige Dillard: Adult Service Librarian

    • Started at SDCL: November 2015
    • Started at LAK:February 2022
    • Favourite genre:  Fantasy
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): BJs in La Mesa or Anthony’s in El Cajon
    • Favourite thing about your job: My favorite part about my job is helping people find and access information, especially a book they really want to read!

     Monica Twilegar:  Library Tech III

    • Started at SDCL:  October 2017
    • Started at LAK:  June 2022
    • Favourite genre: Fiction and I do enjoy a good Rom-Com Romance
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): favorite surprise restaurant is on Main in El Cajon! https://malalsham.com/
    • Favourite thing about your job: The ability to provide and offer so many valuable resources and services to our community.

     Albert Torres:  Library Tech II

    • Started at SDCL: March 2013
    • Started at LAK:March 2016
    • Favourite genre: Anything Non-Fiction (Personal Development & Digital Currency)
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): Asian Buffets (all of them…lol)
    • Favourite thing about your job:  Love to see children reading and checking out books

     Dawn Espedal:  Library Tech I

    • Started at SDCL:September 2004
    • Started at LAK:June 2006
    • Favourite genre: Mystery
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): Mariscos Taco Truck at Garden Farms Market
    • Favourite thing about your job:  Favorite thing about my job is meeting all the wonderful people that live here in Lakeside.

     Amy Guthrie:  Library Tech I

    • Started at with SDCL: September 1998
    • Started at LAK: November 2013
    • Favourite genre:  Juvenile non-fiction
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): Brigantines on Harbor Drive
    • Favourite thing about your job:  Customer service, reading to children and working with an amazing staff!!!

     Evangilynn Cabral-Edu:  Library Tech I

    • Started at SDCL:June 2022
    • Started at LAK:June 2022
    • Favourite genre: Fiction (Romance and Fantasy), Graphic Novels, and YA
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): Island Style Cafe, Lolita’s Mexican Food, Buta Japanese
    • Favourite thing about your job:  I love being able to work alongside my amazing colleagues, being around their positive energy allows me to stay motivated throughout the day. I also love meeting all the wonderful Lakeside locals.

      Ryn Corbeil: Library Tech I

    • Started at SDCL:2019
    • Started at at LAK:2021
    • Favourite genre: non-fiction: physics/philosophy
    • Favourite local restaurants (San Diego, not just Lakeside): La Palapa, Marietta’s (Old Hwy 80)
    • Favourite thing about your job: I get to work with people (staff and customers) who are curious and (usually) in a good mood.  😊

       

      Meet the Library staff

      With all of the changes over the past year, we thought we’d re-introduce you to the fabulous staff that is serving our community at our Library! 

      Goodbye to Amy Guthrie who retires February 2024. 

      Our dear Amy Guthrie is retiring this month after 25 years with San Diego County Libraries! We wish her all the best and we know she’ll enjoy every moment spending time with her husband, kids, and grandchildren.

      Staff in front of the Story Seed artwork .

      Monica, Twilegar, Paige Dillard, Dawn Espedal, Carlene Rocheck, Mary Elder, Amy Guthrie, Kelly Chung, Albert Torres. Not pictured are Ryn and Evangilynn. 

      Ryn Corbeil

      Evangilynn Cabral-Edu