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Library Leadership Team

 Our Team

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Karen Muller
Assistant Director/Interim Library Director

Karen began working at Hillsboro Public Library in 2002, starting out as an on-call librarian and now serving as the Assistant Director. Her job is focused on the daily operations of both libraries to “keep the lights on and the doors open,” working collaboratively with City departments such as Information Services and Facilities, as well as being the liaison to the Library Foundation. In her spare time she loves to travel and cook, and is trying to master the art of bread baking. Her favorite book is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Karen is currently serving as interim Library Director. 

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Ken Christian
Library Manager – Innovate

After serving the City of Hillsboro in the Finance Department for several years, Ken joined HPL in 2018 to lead our “Innovate” work group, focused on data-driven decision making and operationalizing our organizational core value of innovation in our daily work. With a background in finance, strategic business development, and business process improvement, Ken has created performance measurements that reflect impact and outcome and has helped to shift the conversation surrounding traditional library metrics. With a passion to make things better tomorrow than they were today, and over a decade of dedicated history working in local government, Ken is committed to serving the Hillsboro community as a career, as well as a personal interest.

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Hillary Ostlund
Library Manager – Cultivate

Hillary has worked for Hillsboro Public Library since 2006, happily serving in many different roles, which include Branch Manager, where she led the renovation and transformation of our Shute Park Library, and now Manager of “Cultivate”, our work group focused on hiring and recruitment, staff development and training, career pathways, employee culture, and community partnerships including our volunteer services program. A leader in designing HPL's innovative approach to our work structure, Hillary has helped to provide a more holistic framework to empower our incredible library staff to provide relevant and flexible services to our bustling, growing, diverse, and changing community. Hillary is a huge sports fan, notably of the Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers and Thorns, and all-things-tennis. She is obsessed with strengths-based leadership principles, is an active member of Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), and serves on HomePlate Youth Service’s Development Committee and Hillsboro Downtown Partnership’s Promotions Committee.

 

Linda Osuna
Library Manager – Explore

Linda has been with Hillsboro Public Library since 2008 and is a Library Manager who oversees “Explore”, our programming and events, library collections and resources, and community engagement and outreach. She is passionate about the importance of providing programming and services that best serve the entire community. Linda is committed to making the library a community space which everyone has access to and can enjoy. Need a documentary or biography suggestion? Linda has you covered!

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Carol Reich
Library Project Manager

Carol started with the City in 1987 and throughout much of her career had a primary focus on Youth Services work. Currently she serves as Project Manager, supporting the Library Leadership Team in bringing major projects to fruition using skills in organization, detail tracking, problem solving and follow-through. She likes to spend her free time reading a good book or working on paper-based projects, including art journaling and bookmaking.

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