Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Introducing Ande Tensae

The staff of North Avenue are excited to welcome our new Community Services Manager, Ande Tensae, to Richmond Public Library! I was fortunate to interview Ande at the end of his first week, and so that we may all get to know him a little better, he graciously agreed to be included on our blog.
After earning his MLS, Ande started as what was called a "generalist" at a library in Queens, NY. During his time there he mostly worked with Young Adults and doing collection development.

Bringing to North Avenue a wealth of knowledge of library and management experience, Ande is excited to be leading "such a well rounded staff" and about the challenge of continuing and increasing the library's relationship with the Northside community and the local schools.

His professional passions include education and collection development. "The job of  the librarian is so important to the educational development of children, and you never know if you are helping a future CEO or president." His wide background includes teaching Italian and Religion at the University level, socioal work, and even publishing!

In his free time he enjoys reading about international affairs, religion and political discussions. He didn't have the opportunity to read much as a child, but his son loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!

Next time you are around North Avenue, stop in and welcome Ande!

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