• Quote-startWhatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.Quote-end

    — Walter Cronkite, broadcaster


Our Dedicated People


Lindsey Westerfield joined Russell County Public Library as director in 2012, but she's been a Russell County Library patron since age 10. When she was in the sixth grade, her family lived on Main Street in Russell Springs and she spent her afternoons and summers walking to the library to check out Encylopedia Brown books, visit with Branch Librarian Mildred Lawson, and eventually become Mildred's student volunteer.


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Children's Librarian

Fillamay Cowell, affectionately known as Ms. Fill, is the children's librarian for Russell County Public Library. She is a graduate of Clay High School, the University of Utah and the University of Kentucky, and earned her paraprofessional certification. She is a 20-year veteran of the library who enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, hiking, horses, caves, canoes, and Native American history.


Reference Librarian

Glenda York, a member of the RCPL team for more than 10 years, earned her associate of arts degree in library science at Somerset Community College and her paraprofessional certificate from the State Board for the Certification of Librarians. A voracious reader and bibliophile, she is interested in literature, poetry, photography, art, theatre, Native American culture, music, gardening, botany, hiking and travel. Her motto: Learn Something New Every Day.


Interlibrary Loan Clerk

Kim Burchett began working as the branch library assistant in 2010. She often helps patrons find books from other libraries that RCPL might not have in its stacks through the Interlibrary Loan service. She enjoys nature and spending time with her family.

Branch Manager & Cataloging Clerk

Angie McGowan joined the Russell County Public Library in 2011 as a circulation assistant. Now she serves as the Branch Manager and Cataloging Clerk. A graduate of Pulaski County High School 1988, she earned a degree in information technology and web design from Somerset Community College in 2004. She enjoys crafts, art, motorcycle riding, boating, hiking and fishing. Angie has a huge heart for animals, especially dogs!


Library Assistant & Outreach Services

If you can't come to the library to check out a book, Jesse Murrell is the guy who will bring it to you. Jesse has served as the coordinator of outreach services at Russell County Public Library for four years. Jesse is a graduate of Russell County High School and Somerset Community College. He graduated in spring 2014 with an associate's degree and plans to further his education with an emphasis on library science at Northern Kentucky University. When he's not working or going to school, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, watching movies, playing video games, reading and writing.


Library Manager

Christina began working as a circulation assistant for the Russell County Public Library in September 2013, and she says it's "easily the most wonderful position I have ever held." Christina earned a bachelor's degree in English from Lindsey Wilson College and is pursuing her Masters in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. But this isn't her first experience in a library setting — she volunteered in her high school library in North Carolina and also worked in a writing center assisting students in their academic performance. Christina loves to read and write, and is passionate about animals. She enjoys knitting and cooking, creating new dishes and attempting to replicate the ones she sees in cookbooks.

Library Assistant

Collin Hughes joined the Russell County Public Library as a part time Library Assistant in 2014. He is passionate about reading books, which is what you will find him doing when he is at home. Originally a native of Indiana, Collin grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Russell County High School. 

Library Assistant

Kristina Daffron is no stranger to the Russell County Public Library. She performed inventory for the Library in the summer of 2009 and 2011 and joined the Library in her current position as Library Assistant in the summer of 2015. “I’m addicted to Dr. Pepper and consider myself a pop-culture enthusiast,” says Kristina, who also loves to read and write. She also enjoys acting in community theatre at The Star Theater in Russell Springs.

Circulation Assistant

Kathy Goodin joined the Russell County Public Library in July of 2014. She is a native of Russell County, born and raised in the Eli Community. Kathy graduated from Russell County High School and attended Somerset Community College. She loves to read, rides motorcycles on the weekend, and would live at the beach if she could. Kathy has been married to her husband Terry for over 40 years, has 3 children, and 6 grandchildren.

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Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
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