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Team of the Month - October 2021

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Congratulations to the October employees of the month, the Community Relations Team, Jason  and Carol !

The Community Relations team is an integral part of OC Public Libraries’ operations. They work on daily monitoring and updating of the library’s website and social media networks, in addition to ensuring library signage is up-to-date and presentable for the public. Internally, Community Relations supports branch operations by coordinating reprographics, ordering staff business cards, and maintaining outreach equipment. During the pandemic, Community Relations worked beyond expectations to ensure virtual programming was accessible to patrons and the website had necessary information and service updates. 


Jason has been part of OCPL’s Community Relations department since 2007. Since joining Community Relations, Jason has assisted with major systemwide efforts such as rebranding, OCPL website migration, and staff trainings. Additionally, Jason has served on numerous committees that expand his responsibilities and provides valuable insight on social media practices and content creation. During the pandemic, Jason went into overdrive to ensure OCPL remained steadfast in its mission to provide quality programming and services to the community by working with committees to organize digital content on the library’s website and social media. Jason has an important job, one that requires attention to detail, rapid response, and flexibility—and he does it all with a smile and optimism. 

 

Carol joined OCPL in 2021 as the library’s resident graphic designer. Since arriving at OCPL, Carol has designed hundreds of marketing materials for systemwide programs and services and in response to the pandemic. When Carol joined OCPL, she hit the ground running on major marketing campaigns and has been instrumental in the marketing development of Fine Free, Author Connection, Curbside, OCPL’s Centennial, Summer Reading, Mobile Library, Career Online High School, OC READ, among countless others! Beyond her graphic design responsibilities, Carol wears many hats as part of OCPL’s Community Relations department. She assists with website maintenance, social media content creation and scheduling, and is an intermediary in branch signage and other reprographics. Carol is always available to provide her keen eye for marketing and she drives OCPL to continuously improve its branding excellence.