Mollie Pharo, MLS

Mollie_PharoMollie, who lived her first 13 years in New Jersey, circled Indiana, living in every state around it before finally settling in 30 years ago. In 2000, she was working as a branch manager in the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library system when they decided to centralize selection and acquisitions.  Rather than give up selection, which had hitherto been handled by branch managers, she chose to accept the newly created Collection Development Manager position. Since unofficially retiring at the end of November 2012, Mollie has been enjoying having time to read more of the kinds of books she used to select — mostly mysteries. She has worked as a part-time remote selector for Brodart since 2013.

Mollie and her wife, Nancy, have three cats and two grown children. Mollie loves to cook. She has found many ways to modify existing recipes and discovered new recipes to avoid triggers for her fibromyalgia and other chronic pain. She usually attends several meditation retreats each year. She also sits weekly at the Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha in Evansville. Mollie can be found most Saturdays working with Another Chance for Animals at the Evansville PetSmart, where she assists with dog and cat adoptions.