Ashley Teagle named to lead Wicomico libraries system

The Wicomico Public Library’s Board of Trustees on Thursday named former Salisbury resident Ashley Teagle as the new Executive Director.

Teagle has most recently served as Branch Manager of the Waldorf West Branch of the Charles County Public Library in southern Maryland.

She replaces Andrea Berstler, who accepted the top position in the Carroll County Library system October. Teagle will begin her position in in Wicomico in early January.

“We are excited to welcome Ms. Teagle to the library,” said Dr. Maida Finch, who chairs the library’s board.

“Her professional experiences and enthusiasm will support our mission of making libraries welcoming and inclusive community centers that provide a safe place for learning, discovering, and connecting with resources to enrich and empower,” Finch said.  

Teagle grew up in Salisbury and relocated to Southern Maryland to begin her career as a librarian. Since 2012 she has worked as a public services librarian, reference supervisor, and branch manager in Charles County.

She has experience with creative programing for all ages, implementing innovative technologies and establishing community partnerships.

“My particular areas of focus in librarianship are under-served populations such as persons experiencing homelessness, leadership development and reader’s advisory,” Teagle said.

Teagle earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor’s in English and Communications Arts is from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

She is an active member of the American Library Association and the Maryland Library Association where she serves on the Leadership Development Division.

Wicomico’s library system has four locations and is open seven days a week.

For more information call 410-749-3612 or visit the Wicomico Public Libraries website at wicomicolibraries.org.

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