Library Staff


Linda Crossland is the Library Director of Calmar Public Library. She is certified by the State of Iowa as a Level II Library Director. She has been serving as Library Director since 2004. She, her husband, and daughter moved to Iowa in July 2002 after her husband retired from teaching in Arizona. At the present time, she and her family make their home in Calmar. Her husband is on staff at South Winneshiek High School, and their daughter graduated in 2012 and is working full-time, saving to attend college in the fall of 2014 or spring of 2015.  They have two dogs and a menagerie of cats. Linda loves to spend time in her many gardens outside, and her entire family enjoy outdoor activities, such as camping, traveling, walking and hiking, plus being very active in their church at First Baptist Church of Elgin, IA.

Gladys Huinker is one of two part time library assistants who joined the staff in late fall 2015.  Gladys has been a long-time resident of Calmar and works full time at Sunflower Day Care Center in Decorah.  She has two sons, Tim and Chris, who both live and work outside the home.

Vernelle Holthaus is one of two part time library library assistants who also joined the staff in late fall of 2015.  Vernelle recently returned to the Calmar area and works part time at NICC.

Both Gladys and Vernelle work at the library as the need arises and certainly enjoy working with and meeting the people who visit the library.