Kirsten Klink

Phone: 614-413-8714


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Mrs. Kirsten Klink

K-6 Librarian

Welcome to the New Albany-Plain Local Schools Libraries! My name is Mrs. Klink and I am the K-6 Librarian.  I began my career in New Albany in 1999 teaching first grade. After four years in the classroom, I transitioned to the K-1 librarian position in 2003.  I spent eleven years at the K-1 sharing my love of literature with the students and staff on a daily basis before transitioning to the role of District Librarian.  I am currently working with classes in the Primary Library as well as overseeing the ELC and IS school libraries. I think back to my time in elementary school and recall some of my fondest memories took place curling up in the stacks of my elementary library.  I discovered so many wonderful treasures with the help of my school librarian and I am so fortunate to continue this valuable role with our young learners.  

Phone: 614-413-8344


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Mrs. Shackelford

7-12 Librarian

My name is Brooke Shackelford, and I am the librarian for the Middle and High Schools, grades 7-12. This is my seventh year as a teacher in New Albany, and my 19th year of teaching altogether.  Past subjects I have taught include Science, Language Arts and Math in grades 6-8, in addition to being a librarian.  I grew up in Westerville and graduated from Otterbein College (before the name was changed to Otterbein University!) with a degree in Elementary Education.  I continued on to earn my Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Teaching and Learning.  Eight years ago I decided to go back to school to earn my certification to be a school librarian from Kent State University.  In the past, I have been the advisor for the middle school Book Club and middle school Drama Club.   I also have been a leader for the group People to People, chaperoning students on educational trips to Europe.  I volunteered for the Ohio Wildlife Center as a wildlife rehabilitator for 12 years and have been active in community theatre with various groups in the Central Ohio area.  I live in Worthington with my husband and two boys.  Owen is four, and Benjamin is one.

I am so excited to work with students to help them find great books and to help them become information literate when they do research.  Visit the library to say “hello” and pick up a great new book!

Library Aides

  • Sudha Ganesan    Lisa Gustafson Angela Lewis    Beth Kellett  
     Early Learing Center
    Mrs. Ganesan 
     Primary School
    Mrs. Gustafson
     Intermediate School
    Mrs. Lewis
     Middle School
    Mrs. Kellett