Paid vacation, sick time, health insurance - OH MY!
Since I've already been working at the Community Library part-time for two years and grew up visiting the Salem branch, I'm very familiar with the library's patrons. But now that I get to turn my attention from working with adults toward serving children and teens, I'm even more excited because I get to help kids in the area where I grew up foster their love for reading and thus, learning.
From strengthening and creating new children and teen programs to doing local school and daycare outreach visits; diversifying the youth collection and hopefully getting some new educational play materials at each location, I have high hopes that what I aim to achieve in this new position will help bolster my ever-growing youth librarianship skills, many of which were built during my youth services internship at the South Milwaukee Public Library, where today I worked my last shift.
Thank you to all my family and friends for supporting me – especially my parents, librarians and teachers who encouraged my love for reading since before I could even hold a book, let alone read. I also need to extend a huge thanks to everyone at the Community Library and South Milwaukee Public Library for helping me start my professional career off with a strong foundation and I can't wait to see where it takes me next! Here's to another new chapter!