Celebrating 10 Years: Happy Anniversary Joyce!

Published Monday, November 18, 2019

This year Joyce celebrates 10 years of working at EPL. She joined as a temporary staff member in Technical Services and decided to stay on as permanent after that time was up. Joyce has worn many hats at the library, and has worked as a cataloger, a circulation clerk, and now back in Tech Services as a Barcoder/Processor. She takes pride in the detail involved in her work, because she understands that the details need to be correct for our library to run smoothly. Even though she has a lot of work to do getting materials ready for our patrons, Joyce is always willing to fill in at the circulation desk as needed. Joyce’s commitment to the library and its mission make her a valuable asset to our library and our community, and the fact that she is cross-trained in different areas only increases that. Her readers' advisory skills on cozy mysteries is top-notch and so valuable. She is also caring and generous with her co-workers. She knows the kinds of books many of us read and brings us books she thinks we may like that she finds while shopping book sales. Joyce is very dedicated to the library and even volunteers for the Library Friends when she is not working. She has assisted with fundraisers to generate money for library programs including working at bake sales and various book sales. We are so grateful to have her on our team.

How long have you worked at the library?

10 years

In what part of the library do you work and what do you do?

I currently work in Technical Services as a barcoder/processor. I create an item record and prepare cataloged material for checkout. I have also worked as a cataloger and as a circulation clerk.

What has changed the most since you started working here?

The amount and variety of online materials increases constantly.

What services offered at the library do you wish more people knew about?

Our reference staff will gladly work one on one with patrons to teach them how to utilize the online databases and devices.

What has kept you working at the library?

Working with my coworkers; knowing that what I do – what each staff member does – provides a needed and welcomed service to our patrons.

If you could have coffee with any author, who would you choose?

Anne Perry

What is your favorite book that you’ve read in the past year?

Dutch girl

Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen

What is the first book you remember reading?

I don't remember the first book but I vividly remember being handed a brand new Dick and Jane reader in first grade. (I was not quite a "good listener" – I read ahead.)

Do you have a favorite book genre?

Mystery – especially British and/or historical mysteries