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Meet Our Staff

Library Director: Crystal Spybuck

Crystal Spybuck

Our Lady Librarian is Crystal Spybuck:

I grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and I knew from the age of 11 that I wanted to be a librarian, after admiring my librarian aunt. I volunteered for five summers in libraries, which gave me a path to follow in life. I went to the University of North Texas to continue to build on my foundation. My Bachelor’s degree is in General Studies and then went on to get my Master’s degree in Library Science. I always dreamed of working in a public library and doing my best to create a stronger community. Being here in beautiful Blanco is definitely letting me live my dream. I love working with the staff here and we at the Blanco Library want to make it as comfortable as your own living room. Thank you all for all of your warm support, donations, and hard work!

Deputy Library Director: Brian Fields

Born in Houston, Texas, Brian William Fields grew up and attended public schools in Pasadena, TX. Brian attended Texas A&M University where he studied English and philosophy, earning his B.A. in English. He earned his M.A. in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he studied literature and creative writing.
After completing his M.A., Brian taught courses in writing and early American literature at several university and college campuses in San Antonio, including the University of Texas at San Antonio, Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College, through which he also taught at the Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases.
After teaching for two years, Brian began working at Pearson in San Antonio as an editor for various state-wide K-12 assessments. He later worked as a Content Developer at Pearson creating English language arts materials for different assessments.
Brian is a six-plus year resident of Blanco, TX. After taking up homebrewing, he started working for the Real Ale Brewing Company, where he has been a tap room employee for over a year.
Brian’s library work experience includes a stint as a student worker at the Sterling Evans Library on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. He also worked as a Library Reference Assistant at the John Peace Library at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Brian is delighted to join the staff of the Blanco Library where he hopes to share his love of reading and learning with the community. Brian will also be providing Spanish language assistance for the Community English Classes
Though currently on sabbatical from running, Brian has been an avid long-distance runner for several years. He enjoys cooking, homebrewing, music, drawing, outdoor recreation, traveling, and, of course, reading. And, of course, he would be nowhere if not for his lovely and loving wife, Mary Alice, and their four cats.

Assistant Librarian: Dorothy Trimble

Please meet our lovely Assistant Librarian, Dorothy Trimble. She has worked for the Blanco Library for over 20 years. This talented lady is responsible for the majority of the unique art and creative bulletin boards displayed in the library. Be sure to stop by and let the lady know that you appreciate her work!