Randy is currently serving as Branch Manager at Richland Library’s historic Edgewood location in Columbia, South Carolina. He is entering his seventh year at Richland Library Edgewood, which was awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Starting as a career coach, Randy provided one-on-one assistance to tailor and share crucial information with job seekers. Then in 2018, he helped hire and lead a new team of employees through the construction of a state-of-the-art library location, which was transformed from a former retail space. In his other roles, Randy is the project lead of Richland Library’s Let’s Talk Race team, which has received national recognition for its efforts to create civic engagement, build community connections, and engage in courageous conversations. He’s also a member of Richland Library’s first-ever Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Council and co-director of Race to the Table SC.
Presently enrolled to obtain his Master of Library Science degree, Randy has a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from the University of South Carolina, training in project management and service design, and a graduate certificate from Richland Library’s Leadership program.
Randy is a husband and father of four. He loves spending time with family and friends, volunteers as a youth basketball and baseball coach, and enjoys an occasional milkshake from his favorite spot, Marble Slab Creamery.