Dan White: Director
Dan became the director of the Scappoose Public Library in 2010. An Oregon native, he grew up in Portland. Prior to taking this position he had been a frequent visitor to the Scappoose and the surrounding area, with family members who have made their home in Columbia County for many years. His career in libraries began as a page (shelver) at the Central Library in Portland. Since then he has worked in a wide variety of libraries and done just about every job there is to do in a library. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Reed College and a master’s in librarianship from the University of Washington. Dan comes to Scappoose after a career spanning more than 20 years working in a wide variety of professional library positions including reference librarian, cataloging librarian, and children’s librarian for the Douglas County Library System in Roseburg, Oregon. Most recently, he was the Teen Services Librarian for Salem Public Library. He lives in Scappoose and enjoys fishing, hiking and traveling.
Elizabeth Higgins - CatalogingTechnician
Elizabeth joined the staff as a library assistant in May of 2013 and became our cataloging technician in October of 2014. She holds an associate's degree from Lane Community College and a bachelor's degree from The Evergreen State College. She has worked as a library assistant at the St Helen's Public Library and enjoys television and cheese puffs, but finds that reading can be just a teensy bit dull. Starting in a clerk position she is now the library cataloger. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, she was a long-time volunteer at the St. Helens Library before she joined the Scappoose Library staff.
Roxanne Wilcox - Reference Librarian
Roxanne started working at the library in March of 2015. She double-majored in history and French at Willamette University and holds a master's of education from Pacific Lutheran University as well as a master's of library and information science from Syracuse University. She has worked in libraries in Marion and Washington counties in many different positions, but most recently as Branch Manager of the Bethany Branch of the Cedar Mill Community Library. She loves gardening and reading but her two boys keep her too busy to do much of either!
Susie Patterson - Library Assistant
Susie joined the library staff in April of 2011. She obtained a Library/Media Assistant Certificate from PCC. She volunteered at the Hillsboro Main Library, and was a library assistant at the Cornelius Library. She has a legal assistant degree, and a dental assistant degree. She loves time with her family; hiking, kayaking, and reading.
Wendi Andrews - Youth Services Technician
Wendi began working at the library as our Youth Services Technician in January of 2016. She has lived in Portland all of her life and holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. While this is Wendi’s first position at a public library, she has spent many years volunteering in school libraries and previously worked with an elementary school literacy program. Wendi enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling, photography and, of course, reading.