Mike Miller, Executive Director
Lisa Jamail, Administrative Services Manager
Gretchen Schulz, Controller
General Questions: 409.763.8854 Ext. 121
The Administration Office is responsible for the overall supervision of the Library, including human resource management, accounting, payroll, meeting room reservations, and maintenance of financial, personnel, statistical, and administrative records.
Jesús Moya, Adult Services Manager
General Questions: 409.763.8854 Ext. 115
Reference librarians are on hand to help library patrons find what they looking for, whether it be an ebook, reading recommendation, or help with research. Books and audiobooks not owned by the Rosenberg Library can be borrowed from another library, free of charge, through Interlibrary Loan.
The department orders materials in all formats for adults and teens, including hundreds of magazines and newspapers. The physical collection includes classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction on a large range of subjects. There are movies, music, and audiobooks available for checkout as well as an extensive collection of downloadable ebooks, e-audiobooks, videos, and online databases that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. There is also a self-serve photocopy machine in the department on the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor Computer Lab offers multiple computer workstations for Internet access, word processing, and other software. A Lab attendant is available for limited individual assistance with the use of the computers. Classes are offered in varying computer topics to the public. The Lab also offers printing in both color and black and white for a small fee. Faxing capabilities are also available from the Lab for a fee.
Special needs equipment includes a text-to-speech machine and a low vision viewer for vision-impaired patrons.
Rosenberg Library is the headquarters of the Galveston County Library System. The Rosenberg Library Extension Services, funded by the Galveston County Commissioners Court to serve all of Galveston County, delivers materials to home-bound and institutionalized patrons who are unable to get to a library. They maintain depository collections of books and audiobooks in Galveston County nursing and retirement homes and other selected locations. Extension Services also provides Book-By-Mail service to home-bound patrons (contact Extension at 409.763.8854 Ext. 136).
Building & Grounds
Kevin Cook, Building & Grounds Supervisor
General Questions: 409.763.8854 Ext. 170
The Building & Grounds Department provides Rosenberg Library’s maintenance, janitorial, and security services.
Karen Stanley, Children’s Services Manager
General Questions: 409.763.8854 Ext. 135
The family-friendly Children’s Department is located on the 1st floor of the Rosenberg Library. The Children’s Department offers an amazing selection of materials and a wide assortment of scheduled programs.
The Department has thirteen (13) Windows 8 touch screen computers, a built-in puppet stage, and a custom-designed interactive play ship named the R.L.S. Treasure Bound. The ship features manipulatives for our youngest patrons that promote reading readiness by introducing pre-literacy skills.
There are three professional children’s librarians, and two library technicians on staff who provide free outreach programs to groups in the community and are pleased to offer suggestions regarding age-appropriate materials.
To request an outreach program for a group, assistance with recommendations, a class visit to the library, or a puppet show, please contact Karen Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 409.763.8854 Ext. 119. Check with the department to see which free programs are currently being offered.
Jay Sims, Assistant Director – Support Services
General Questions: 409.763.8854 Ext. 130
The Computer Services Department is responsible for the administration of the Library’s computer network, email services, and websites.
Rosenberg Library is served by two (2) high-speed Internet lines for staff and public use, with free wireless access throughout the building.
Ash Welborn, Customer Experience Manager
General Questions: 409.763.8854 Ext. 111
The Customer Experience Department is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality customer service by managing the library’s catalog, acquiring new materials for the library’s collection, assisting customers with accessing the collection and checking out materials (circulation), and providing access to electronic resources and databases.
The Acquisitions unit is responsible for purchasing, receiving, and cataloging materials added to the Library’s collection. The unit maintains the information in the online catalog so that library patrons can locate materials in the collection.
The Circulation team is responsible for the lending of all library materials and answering any questions about your account. Library cards are issued by the department and are free to residents of Galveston, residents of the State of Texas, and property owners on Galveston Island. To obtain a card, you must present a picture I.D. card and verification of your current mailing address. Lost or destroyed cards will be replaced at a cost of $2.00. Notify the Library immediately if your library card is lost or stolen.
Rosenberg Library patrons are also eligible to apply for a TexShare Library card. A TexShare card grants the cardholder borrowing privileges at all 400+ TexShare libraries across the state. TexShare cards are issued for a period of twelve (12) months. To qualify for this card, patrons must meet the following criteria: must be a member of the Rosenberg Library for at least six months and in good standing with the Library.
Customer Experience also provides access to dozens of online databases and resources. From eBooks to language learning, from newspaper articles to online tutoring, a world of reliable information is available just a mouse click away.
Sean McConnell, Special Collections Manager
General Questions: 409.763.8854 Ext. 126
The Galveston and Texas History Center collects, preserves, and organizes archival materials that document the history of Galveston and Texas. We focus on Galveston from the city’s incorporation in 1839 through the present. Our collection also relates to Texas from the Spanish period to the end of the Civil War.
The Rosenberg Library Museum maintains and exhibits an artifact collection and a fine art collection that emphasizes the history of Galveston and the Republic of Texas. Permanent and alternating exhibits are displayed in the Lykes, Hutchings, and Harris Galleries on the 4th floor, and throughout the building. Admission is free.