Centerpoint Community Church
Patrons Your Library Serves:
What was your first library job?
Reference Library Assistant, University of Georgia
Why are you proud to be a librarian?
I love seeing patrons get excited when they find something they need or learn something unexpected.
How do you stay inspired?
The church library is a very focused collection, so I read reviews from varied popular and academic sources to stay aware of new material, and I take all suggestions seriously.
What do you do for fun? What’s one thing people wouldn’t guess about you?
I am a long distance runner (half and full marathons), which you definitely can’t tell by looking at me. I read, knit, travel, and spend time with my nieces and nephews for my doses of fun.
Describe your best day at the library. What made it memorable?
My best day at the library was a few weeks after a long summer overhaul where a lot of people came in, found things they needed, and expressed pleasure at the changes that had been made. It was really satisfying.
What are your favorite Demco products? (Oldies but goodies and newbies welcome.)
Cork-bottomed book dividers. They are work horses and my shelves would not survive without them.
If the sky were the limit, what would you do at your library?
New furniture, some cozy spaces for reading, and some dedicated study desks.
How do you envision your library in 2025?
We are using some volunteer efforts to create an online catalog. Hopefully some sort of searchable catalog will be available in 10 years! Bigger space, better lighting, and a larger fiction collection.
What’s the best piece of advice you have for your fellow librarians?
Listen to your patrons and focus on their needs. Create a collection development policy — even for a small collection — and stick with it. Find a way to incorporate your own goals for the library with patron needs and policies, and you will have a growing, relevant collection that is being used!