Get to Know Your Library Staff: Amy

What is your job title?

Library Services Specialist, Adult Services Department

When did you start working at the library?

March 2019 (I started when the library was temporarily in a gym on Baseline Road)

How would you describe your role at the library?

I coordinate some of our programming, like Travel Club, Better U, and Memory and Board Games. I also work on the tech-training team, answer your questions at the information desk, and purchase titles for some ebook and print collections – among other things!

What do you like best about your job?

I enjoy being a part of a wide variety of library happenings every day, but my favorite part of the job is getting to chat with folks at my programs and the information desk. Getting to know the people in our community is so much fun!

What do you wish people knew about the library?

That we have so much great programming for adults! Okay, some people know this, but not enough. Folks typically think about library programs for children, but might not realize that we have an array of informational and social events to help you learn and stay connected throughout your life. 

Which books or resources in the library do you find most interesting?

We have some great online databases, and Consumer Reports is my most favorite. It has all of the reliable recommendations of the magazine with the functionality of a search bar. Never buy a dud product again with the awesome power of Consumer Reports online!

Tell us about one book/movie/album/magazine that you really love.

A recent favorite read is We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry. It has everything you need: 1980s nostalgia, classic teen girl rebellion, and a little bit of witchcraft. Readers follow the Davers High field hockey team on their wild ride to state championships. Each chapter weaves together insights from individual team members and the collective group as they experience some normal and abnormal moments in high school life. I love the historical connection of the Salem Witch Trials through the more "modern” lens of teens in the 1980s, and the author’s wrap up was the most satisfying of any book I’ve read in years! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun book that is still thought-provoking and timely.

When you're not reading or working you're...

Baking tasty treats, snuggling with my cats and dog, or trying craft projects way beyond my skill level.