Meet Our Staff

We have over 35 dedicated staff members at BPL Who will work to ensure you are able to find what you need. For help with something in particular - check out our staff contact list below.

(207) 947-8336

Ben Treat, Director (ext. 138)

Local History Department – (ext.103)

Local History Department            General e-mail
Betsy Paradis, Local History & Special Collections Librarian (ext. 106)
Elizabeth Stevens, Assistant to Local History (ext. 103)

Maintenance Department – (ext.154)

Roland Grover,
     Maintenance Dept. Head (ext. 154)
Frederick Lawrence
     Maintenance (ext. 154)
Nathaniel Russ,
     Maintenance (ext. 154)


Barbara Higgins, Circulation Department Head (ext. 136)
Gary L. Hunter, First Assistant (ext. 135)
Charlene Jewett, Extension Coordinator, Home Deliveries (ext.122)
Jane Bennett, Assistant II Circulation Librarian (ext. 131)
Emily Bourque, Assistant II Circulation Librarian (ext. 131)
Sue Bricknell, Assistant II Circulation Librarian (ext. 131)
Jennifer Frey, Assistant II Circulation Librarian (ext. 131)
Melissa Jamo, Assistant II Circulation Librarian (ext. 131)
Val Rich, Assistant II Circulation Librarian (ext. 131)
Nancy Waldron, Assistant II Circulation Librarian (ext. 131)


Christine Erickson, Children’s Department Head and Teen Librarian (ext.110)
Shane Layman, Teen Services Librarian (ext. 111)
Maryann Lanzikos, Youth Services Librarian (ext. 111)
Megan Seekins, Assistant Children's Librarian (ext. 111)
Jody Smith, Assistant Children's Librarian (ext. 111)
Diane Plummer, Assistant II Children's Librarian (ext. 111)
Catherine Rudnicki, Page Children's (ext. 111)


Patrick Layne, Technical Services Department Head (ext. 118)
Kelly Connell,  First Assistant, Technical Services (ext. 121)
Tania Erickson, First Assistant, Acquisitions (ext. 117)
Sarah Whitten, First Assistant, Periodicals (ext. 119)

Business Office – (ext.128)

Matt Brown, Network Administrator (ext. 102)
Hannah Young, Director of Development & Marketing (ext. 130)
Tina Hustus, Business Manager (ext. 128)

Reference Department – (ext.126)

Judy Ashby, Reference Department Head (ext. 129)
Karen Corbett, Reference Librarian (ext. 109)
Clare Davitt, Reference Librarian (ext. 120)
Candis Joyce, Reference Librarian (ext. 127)