Who We Are
Board of Trustees
Andy Hanson - Chair
Andy Hanson, an Idaho native, is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Lewis-Clark State College where he graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1992. He holds a master’s degree in vocational education and a Ph.D. in education – both from the University of Idaho – and maintains an Idaho secondary teaching credential in mathematics . His research interests include generational trends, career development, higher education law, and decision psychology.
He resides in Lewiston with his wife, Elaine Williams. His daughter, Claire, is a student at Boise State University.
Wayne Hollingshead is a former newspaper executive spending 26 years with the Lewiston Tribune and his entire career working for newspapers. He spent 12 years with the Lewiston Library Foundation, during which time the foundation was able to raise half the funds needed to build a new downtown library. Urgent chair of the Library trust board having served on the board since 2015.
Wayne is married to wife Kathy with three grown children all living in the LC Valley.
Pam Howard was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1969 and her MLS from the University of Denver in 1970. As a professional librarian, she has been gainfully employed in several positions, including reference librarian at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, government documents librarian for the Oklahoma Library System, librarian at the Culdesac Branch of the Prairie-River Library District as well as Director of PRLD, and now their cataloger. Needless to say, libraries are her life.
Diana Ames is retired from Lewis-Clark State College, where she taught Anthropology for 23 years. She studied Anthropology and Art / Architectural History at Boston University and Washington State University, from which she graduated in 1970. She returned to Graduate School at WSU in the mid-1980s, from which she received a Master’s degree in Anthropology, and completed coursework and some research towards her PhD. Prior to Grad school, she worked as a paraprofessional and professional librarian in both public and academic libraries. These included the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Library, and later the Nez Perce County-Regional Library system, as well as Libraries at North Dakota State University, and Lewis-Clark State College.
She and her husband, Alan Marshall, have lived in Lapwai, Boise, and Lewiston, Idaho for most of the past 45 years. She is a life-long Red Sox fan, and enjoys traveling back to New England and to New Mexico for family get-togethers.
Lynn Johnson - Library Director
Born and raised in the Idaho county area, Lynn Johnson attended the University of Idaho receiving an Elementary Education degree. While living and teaching in Montana, she completed her Library Media Endorsement through the University of Montana and the University of Montana Western. Upon returning to Idaho she received her Masters of Educational Technology from Boise State University while employed as the School District Librarian for Mountain View School District.
As the Director of the Lewiston City Library since January of 2019, Lynn lives with her husband, Dale Johnson, outside the community of Juliaetta. Her twin daughters, Abbie and Emma, are both working while attending local Idaho colleges. While not at the library, Lynn enjoys spending time with family and friends, raising Italian Spinone and caring for their rural acreage.
Barrie Olmstead - Adult Services Librarian
Barrie Olmstead joined the Lewiston City Library staff as Adult Services Librarian in 2018. She worked for the Sacramento Public Library for 12 years as a branch librarian and as a book selector. She regularly reviews books for Library Journal and also contributes to Inland 360.
Barrie reads widely and enjoys hiking, boating, knitting, and yoga.
Bonnie Gardner - Technology Librarian
Bonnie Gardner began her position as Technology Librarian in 2019. She has a BA in Archaeology from the University of Montana and a MLIS in Information Science and Technology from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She has experience with collection management for archaeological, museum, and library collections including the National Museum of the United States Navy. She has also contributed to non-profit organizations such as Reach Out and Read, Librarians Without Borders, and Casa Jackson. Her research interests include data management, information visualization, STEM education, and early literacy.
Bonnie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and was a wildland firefighter for six years in Idaho and Montana. She enjoys being back home and close to her family who reside in the LC Valley. When not at work, her hobbies include traveling, photography, and collecting banned books.
Colleen Olive - Youth Services Librarian
Colleen Olive has been a Youth Services Librarian for over 20 years in both school and public settings and joined the Lewiston City Library team in 2019. She truly loves what she does and strives to provide quality materials and meaningful programming for babies, children, teens, and families. She is passionate about making the library accessible for everyone and reaches out to coordinate with community groups to improve access to information for all residents of the Lewiston valley.
In her personal time Colleen enjoys bicycling, beach combing, traveling, and relishes spending time with her 3 granddaughters.
Will Younger - Public Services Manager
Will younger joined the Lewiston City Library in 2018 as the Public Services Manager. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the California State University, Chico and has management experience in library, military, security and other service industries. He spent nine years overseas teaching English in both public and private schools before returning to the USA and settling in Lewiston, Idaho with his family of six. He speaks French, some Japanese and some Hebrew. Will’s preferred genre is non-fiction - especially topics relating to history, healthy diet, gardening, landscaping, outdoor craft, cooking, self-sufficiency and parenting.
Bruno Alvino - Administrative Assistant
Bruno Alvino started his journey with the Lewiston City Library as a library page in 2015 and has worked his way up to the position of Administrative Assistant. Originally from Lima, Peru, he graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
His interests include staying up to date on current technology and all things gaming. He resides in Lewiston, Idaho.