Since accepting her position as Adult and Outreach Services Manager at the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) a few months ago, Judith Wines has been hard at work developing and continuing many programs designed to improve library services for Albany and Rensselaer County residents. Currently, she’s worked on improving library services for inmates in Albany and Rensselaer County to assess opportunities for improvement and how she can improve accessibility for individual inmates. She’s also a member of the Racial Equity Committee, which helps UHLS member libraries strengthen their services by providing and putting into practice strategies that promote full equity of service (with a focus on anti-racism).
Judith certainly gets her travel in during her workday, too. In the last 2 months since she started working for the UHLS, she has visited member libraries all over the service area. Judith loves the experience, and feels it is a treat visiting each library and finding out how she can strengthen the needs of each one.
Judith brings this can-do mentality to everything else she does in life. She always wants to be in a position where she can learn new things and help the community. To that end, she spends her free time supporting The RED Bookshelf, which provides books to kids in high-poverty neighborhoods. If you can’t find her there, chances are you’ll catch her training for her next marathon in Berlin, Germany!
We congratulate Judith on her passion for giving local libraries the boost they need!