Clute Intermediate School
Patrons Your Library Serves:
5–8 grade students
What was your first library job?
My first library job was as a library clerk at DeSoto Public Library.
Why are you proud to be a librarian?
I am proud to be a librarian because librarians keep the facts straight, traditions alive, and society current, all while keeping us in touch with our past.
How do you stay inspired?
I attend church regularly and I participate with others in community organizations.
What do you do for fun? What’s one thing people wouldn’t guess about you?
For fun, I sew. I’m currently working on a cross-stitch project and I have a quilt I’m getting ready to start.
Describe your best day at the library. What made it memorable?
In Texas, we have the Bluebonnet Award Master List (a reading list) for students in grades 3-6. The best day at the library would be the Bluebonnet voting days. Each year, we take a day and have the students come and vote for their favorite Bluebonnet nominee. It’s always fun to see the kids excited about picking their favorite.
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?
I’d add a second story of shelving and study and collaborative spaces. I’d also redecorate with updated furniture, wired for technology and bold, fresh colors.
How do you envision your library in 2025?
I envision a collection of both books and digital resources, as well as the latest and greatest technology. I envision the library to be the center hub of the school with lots of creativity, collaboration, and learning.
What’s the best piece of advice you have for your fellow librarians?
Don’t get too upset over lost or late materials. Make sure your customers know they’re important and valued. If that means the occasional loss of material, then at least you still have a customer and that relationship is valuable.