Marilyn Lindholm is the Executive Administrative Assistant to State Librarian Rand Simmons. She joined the State Library in June 2006 and worked for former State Librarian Jan Walsh. Prior to coming to WSL Marilyn worked in the private sector and for 15 years was employed by the Department of Correction.
In addition to helping Rand with administrative tasks, and in a time of staff shortages, Marilyn manages the supply inventory, and arranges travel for managers and employees as needed. Deputy State Librarian Marlys Rudeen notes that Marilyn’s knowledge of travel and fiscal regulations and requirement is valuable. “She is so efficient it just helps us all.”
Most recently Marilyn has taken on the task of Volunteer Coordinator for the Central Library. Marilyn recruits volunteers, coordinates with lead staff, processes HR documents, and serves as liaison between the volunteers and program staff. To date she has recruited five genealogy research volunteers who will help backup public services staff by researching obituary requests.
Rand Simmons says, “It became apparent that if we were to manage our research backlog volunteers were needed. Program staff do not have the time to do the recruiting, manage the HR paperwork and be liaisons with the volunteers. I asked Marilyn to take on the responsibility which she willingly and cheerfully agreed to do.”
Reverting to a childhood Romper Room memory, Marilyn says she’s, Little Johnny Everything, “I just make believe and sing.” She makes the office a whole lot of fun, too. Thanks, Marilyn!