Meet Rockville Memorial

The Rockville Memorial branch, located at 21 Maryland Avenue in Rockville, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016. The branch was located at 99 Maryland Avenue for many years.

The original name was Rockville Library. On November 10, 2009, County Executive Leggett signed a proclamation declaring that the name of the library be changed to honor “those who have given their lives defending the principles of freedom during every major military conflict and will be deserving of the highest gratitude and honor by the people of Montgomery County.” It was ceremoniously renamed Rockville Memorial Library on May 28, 2010.

Dana Alsup joined MCPL in 2013 and is currently a Librarian II at Rockville Memorial Library. She has enjoyed working on MCPL projects like MoComCon, 3D printing, and the new Studio i makerspace at Rockville Memorial, where she leads the program Happy Crafting. When not at Rockville Memorial, she loves reading nonfiction and mysteries, baking, playing with her dog, and working on her old house.

Jeff Corber joined MCPL in 2014 as a part-time librarian. It was a welcome change from his previous commute to Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. Jeff earned his degree in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University while living in New Orleans. In June 2016, his passion for the outdoors and animals led him to travel to a remote part of the Peruvian jungle, where he spent time hiking, watching wildlife, swimming, and rafting down a tributary of the Amazon River. He’s been a full-time Librarian I at Rockville Memorial for about two and a half years, where he enjoys teaching computer classes and helping people find what they need.

Theresia Ingberg is currently a Library Assistant I at Rockville Memorial Library. She was born a very long time ago (MORE than a half century) at Suburban Hospital. She attended elementary, junior high, and high school in Montgomery County. Theresia has worked for Montgomery County Public Libraries since 1985, when she started as a page at Davis Library. Since then, she has worked in various roles at Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Rockville Memorial. She reads a lot. She loves science fiction, fantasy, and children’s literature. Her favorite authors include Maryland native Catherine Asaro, Isaac Asimov, Kage Baker, Beverly Cleary, Patrice Kindl, Sharon Shinn, and many more.

Kathie Meizner, Manager at Rockville Memorial Library, has been with Montgomery County Public Libraries since the dawn of time. She became a librarian because she fell in love with a book from the bookmobile that visited her small Colorado community when she was in 2nd grade. It took her 25 years, a Master’s degree in Library Science, and a career in children’s books and librarianship, before she found the book again in the stacks of the Library of Congress. What was the book? The Land of Forgotten Beasts by Barbara Wersba. Kathie has coordinated programs, supervised collection development, and managed bookmobile services and three library branches at MCPL. If she had bumper stickers on her car, one would say, I’d Rather Be Reading and the other would say, I’d Rather Be Sailing.