About Us

Shelf Life in the Mountains is the blog for the Fontana Regional Library system, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties in western North Carolina. 

Our blog contributors come from all over our three county region.  Keep reading to find out a little bit more about each one.

Charles is the Assistant County Librarian for Macon County. Past jobs include working at a large public library, two academic libraries, a bookstore, a music store and some years as a library consultant.  When choosing non-fiction, he prefers history, and otherwise various sub-genres of speculative fiction.

Amy is the Training & Digital Content Coordinator for Fontana Regional Library. She spends most of her free time reading, gaming, and learning a variety of crafts. 

Stephen works on the circulation desk at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.  He has worked at a large public library, an academic library and a number of county libraries.  Also trained as a historian, he likes to read history, biography, and mysteries.

Deanna is the Outreach Services Librarian. She worked as a teacher for over 20 years before coming to work for the library. Deanna is thrilled to have finished her Master’s in Library Science degree and is looking forward to learning as much as she can about connecting people to resources.

Lauren works on the circulation desk at Jackson County Public Library as of May 2016. She would be a full-time university student if she could. Her interests are in cultural anthropology, history, and digital humanities. She loves to read both fiction and non-fiction by southern female writers, and, at any given time, she probably has a title listed on Time’s 100 best novels under her nose.


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