DEBBIE MITCHELL: STAFF LIBRARIAN
I have worked at the Lovington Public Library for almost 23 years. That should give some insight into the fact that I really love my job. I guess I would have to attribute it to the great diversity in libraries. On any given day I may be so busy helping patrons that I never touch the work on my desk, then the next day may be so slow that I can clear a few of the stacks on my desk. There are so many different kinds of patrons: young/old, women/men, people with different socio-economic backgrounds, etc. There are so many needs and different ways to satisfy them: the child who just wants to play games on the computer, the college student applying for federal aid, the caregiver who wants an entertaining book to read, the traveler who wants an audiobook to while away the miles, and many more. Each day is fresh and full of the unknown and kind of exciting.
ANGELA BAIZA: YOUTH SERVICES
Libraries give us hope for a better future. From the youngest to the oldest, the library offers programs throughout the year from canvas paintings, to regular storytimes, to makerspaces and even more. Summer Reading provides an opportunity to keep learning while having fun through crafts, games, programs and many other activities. Planning and preparing for these programs and events while at times challenging proves to be rewarding and fun.
DOUG SHIRLEY : LIBRARY TECHNICIAN
Did you know.....that when you work at the library you do not sit and read a book. I believe that is the general belief when you tell someone you work at the library. As a library technician, my duties require interaction with the patrons, but it also requires other important tasks that need to be met. A book has a certain journey before it goes out on the shelf. It is a step-by-step process that demands a certain amount of time and concentration. Overall, my experience here has been great. I enjoy my job very much. I look forward to learning new things and meeting new patrons.
CHELSIE WHITE: LIBRARY CLERK
Working in the library can be demanding but rewarding. Before I did not realize the effect of technology . Now being a member of Estacado Library Information Network (E.L.I.N.) gave me the answer and the opportunity to give our patrons access to essential resources meeting the needs of all ages.