Five years ago, Devin came to the Edwardsville Public Library as a circulation clerk. With her Master’s Degree in Library Science, her strong work ethic, and her overall positivity, Devin quickly moved into her current role of Adult Services Librarian. As Adult Services Librarian, she fields reference questions, researches genealogy requests, sends and receives interlibrary loans, and so much more.
Devin has single-handedly run the library’s home-bound services, delivering curated reading selections to residents of local retirement communities and other home-bound patrons in Edwardsville. The importance of this service to our community and Devin’s importance to the Edwardsville Public Library cannot be overstated. Thank you, Devin, for everything you do!
In what part of the library do you work and what do you do?
I work in the Adult Services Department and help plan adult programming. You’ll see me requesting materials from outside our library system, assisting with genealogy research, or doing one-on-one technology lessons too.
What has changed the most since you started working here?
We’ve added so many wonderful, unique items for checkout! There are telescopes, binoculars, American Girl dolls, R2-D2, and so much more. The options are incredible!
What services offered at the library do you wish more people knew about?
Our 3-D printer. It is the coolest thing! There are so many options to print it can be overwhelming-but in a good way!
What has kept you working at the library?
My amazing coworkers and the joy of helping our patrons find or learn something new.
If you could have coffee with any author, who would you choose?
J. R. R. Tolkien for sure! As the creator of my favorite book series, he’s an easy choice.
Do you have a favorite book genre?
Fantasy and science-fiction are my favorites. There’s something so calming, but exciting, about traveling to an entirely different world through literature.
What is the first book you remember reading?
My mom really enjoyed Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk, so we read that one quite a bit. The illustrations are beautiful and we loved the story itself too.