What do you do at the Gates Public Library?
I'm the Holds and Interlibrary Loan Clerk so I handle all the requests for our materials from other libraries as well as the materials coming in from other libraries that have been requested by our patrons. I also help out with managing the day to day concerns in the Circulation Department.
What book has changed your life and how?
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I first read it as a teenager and it really impressed upon me the importance of the free exchange of ideas and how much we should value such freedoms in our culture. From that point on it became important to me to not just go along with banning or dismissing something because of popular opinion, but to look at it, become informed and decide for myself.
What book made the biggest impact on you as a child?
The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro.
You wake up to find your house is burning down. You only have time to save one object. What is it?
What kind of horrible question is this?! As long as my husband and my animals made it out, everything else is replaceable.
What is your spirit guide animal?
Well, the sorting hat put me in Ravenclaw so I think I'm supposed to say eagle.
All of the titles under "Staff Recommendations" were selected by Aubrey.