Ridgeway High School
Patrons Your Library Serves:
What was your first library job?
My first library job was branch librarian of the M.R. Dye Library in Horn Lake, MS.
Why are you proud to be a librarian?
I am proud to be a librarian because I am contributing to the education and lives of children.
How do you stay inspired?
I stay inspired by taking advantage of every opportunity I have to learn something new.
What do you do for fun? What’s one thing people wouldn’t guess about you?
For fun, I review books for School Library Journal. People would not guess that I drive a Camaro.
Describe your best day at the library. What made it memorable?
My best day at the library was when I taught a unit on the variants of The Night Before Christmas and a team of my 5th grade boys (who never gave a flip about anything) won our district’s academy awards program for a multimedia presentation they created of “The Night Before Christmas in South Memphis,” their own variant of The Night Before Christmas. After winning, they all wanted to know what we were going to do next year!
What are your favorite Demco products? (Oldies but goodies and newbies welcome.)
If the sky were the limit, what would you do at your library?
If the sky were the limit, I would create a teen reading corner and a maker space with a 3D printer, cool furniture, artwork that promotes reading, and a charging station.
How do you envision your library in 2025?
I envision my library in 2025 as the place to be. Whatever my students want to be, they can become because reading, technology, and the comfort of knowing the library is a safe place to express themselves, to create, and to be accepted will give them the confidence to succeed.
What’s the best piece of advice you have for your fellow librarians?
The best piece of advice I have for my fellow librarians is to always stand up for your program and don’t be afraid to bring it!