Tyndall welcomes new librarian

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  • By Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz
  • 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The base library recently welcomed their newest technician to Team Tyndall.

Emily Copeland, 325th Force Support Squadron librarian, whose very first job was as a bookshelver, says she has come “full circle.”

Originally from Evansville, Indiana, Copeland graduated from Hanover College with a bachelor’s degree in medieval and renaissance studies. She then went on to earn both her Master of Science and doctorate in medieval studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; She declared that obtaining her doctorate is her proudest moment.

Copeland will take on numerous duties as Team Tyndall’s newest library technician.

“Being the librarian at Tyndall means wearing many hats: facility manager, resource manager, information technology equipment custodian and activities director,” Copeland said.

The library supports the community by providing education, reference and reading materials for Airmen and family members of all ages.

“We have a wealth of resources available at Tyndall Library,” Copeland said. “Books for all ages and interests, a great selection of Blu-rays and DVDs, 16 Common Access Card enabled computers, Wi-Fi, printing and scanning, and plenty of space for meetings, studying, clubs or events.

“In addition, the library provides many electronic resources that can be accessed 24/7. Patrons can borrow e-books, audiobooks and graphic novels; stream music, TV series or movies; save money with Chilton’s Auto Repair; learn a new language using Mango or study for a College Level Examination Program test and other examinations with Peterson’s Test Preparation.”

The library offers many programs and products to cater to the base community and Airmen with children by offering weekly story times and a summer reading program.

“The library staff is always seeking new ways to meet the needs of the base community,” Copeland said.  “I would encourage our patrons to provide us with feedback – whether that means particular items they would like added to our collection, program suggestions or anything else that would improve their experience.”

Copeland shared a final thought in which she urges Airmen and their families “to keep their eyes open – we have a number of exciting new developments in the works!”

For more information about the Tyndall Base Library contact (850) 283-4287.