Community library welcomes new manager

Vicki Branmeier

The Keizer Community Library (KCL) Board of Directors has appointed Vicki Brammeier as the new Library Manager. 

A library volunteer for two years, Brammeier has worked in several areas, including staffing the circulation desk, posting information on social media, and coordinating computers and printers. She is now adding manager to those responsibilities.

“Vicki has 25 years of management experience in the areas of technology operations, accounts receivable and project management,” said Board of Directors President Paula Guiles. “Her focus will be teamwork with our wonderful volunteers so that library services continue and grow in the Keizer community.”

Brammeier’s professional experience includes work at Oregon Legislative Administration, Oregon Department of Corrections, and the Marion County Health Department. 

“Vicki said she felt comfortable taking on this new responsibility because of the dedication of her co-volunteers, support of the Board of Directors, and the importance of the library in the community. We’re very excited that Vicki has added library manager to her volunteer responsibilities,” Guiles said.

“I have loved books all my life. I have been a library patron in every town I’ve lived in,” Brammeier said. “When I was growing up, my friend and I would visit the library, check out books, then spend the rest of the day reading.” 

Brammeier has been married to Jon, a master woodworker for 32 years. She has four children and six grandchildren who all live in the Salem and Portland area. “When I’m not working at the library, I’m either quilting or walking my dog, Bo,” she said

The Keizer Community Library, 980 Chemawa Road NE in the Keizer Cultural Center, is open 1-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The library’s website is