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Staff Highlight: Kyla Hunt

2018 July 24
by Naomi Ditullio

As part of our effort to make sure you know who the staff here at the Texas State Library are, we would like to periodically highlight staff members that you may at some point come in contact with! For our latest staff highlight, I interviewed Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant.

Staff photoWhat are your job responsibilities at TSLAC?

As the Library Management Consultant, I oversee the Small Library Management Program, a program that focuses on libraries serving populations of under 25,000. I also provide consulting and training on topics of management and public services, as well as monitoring the SLM Facebook group and helping out with this blog!

What project have you been the most proud of during your time at TSLAC?

I was really proud of the most recent SLM Advanced session, Telling Your Library’s Story (taught by Dr. Julie Todaro). I held a concurrent webinar series called Visualize Your Library’s Story, and it was wonderful seeing how online and in-person training could work together.

What was the last book your read/movie you watched/podcast or song you listened to that you enjoyed?

The books that jump to mind are Sarah Rees Brennan’s In Other Lands and Naomi Alderman’s The Power. In Other Lands reads like a sarcastic, pacifist retelling of Harry Potter, and I loved the unique voice of both books.

What is something about you that people don’t know?

My older daughter’s name is Amelia, and while most people assume she’s named after Amelia Bedelia or Amelia Earhart, she’s actually named after Amelia Opie. Opie was an early 19th century British author that is largely forgotten now; I wrote my undergraduate honors thesis on her, and her picture hangs in our front room.

That said, I’ve been told that I’m distantly related to Amelia Earhart, so that’s cool, too.

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  1. July 24, 2018

    Kyla does an outstanding job and it’s always a pleasure to speak with her.

  2. Katherine Adelberg permalink*
    July 25, 2018

    Thanks for sharing! We think so too. 🙂

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