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On National Library Workers Day, Meet Your Local Librarians

During National Library Week, we recognize the contributions and efforts made by our local library staff.

This week is , and in honor of the event, we’re showcasing the people who are putting in the hours at the .

See pictures of the staff in the photo gallery to the right, and be sure to thank them for their hard work, particularly today, which is National Library Workers Day.

 

Lynn Snodgrass-Pilla is the library director. She has worked at the library for 11 years.

How did you get your start in library work? “I have a [Master of Library Science degree] from Drexler University.”

What are your favorite books or authors? “My personal favorite book is ‘Ivanhoe.’ More recent favorites are ‘The Paris Wife’ and ‘Clara and Mr. Tiffany.’”

What is your favorite thing about working in the library? “The variety of patrons that we serve. We see everybody; not just kids, not just adults, not just students. We never know who’s coming next.”

 

Catherine Stewart is the children’s librarian and the assistant director. She has been with the library for 31 years.

How did you get your start in library work? “I have a [bachelor's degree] in English and History from Athens College in Alabama.”

What are your favorite books or authors? “Stuart Woods, James Patterson… My favorite book of all-time is ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens.”

What is your favorite thing about working in the library? “Working in a small library, there’s a variety of things to do. It’s something different every day.”

 

Barbara Pferrer is a senior library assistant.

How long have you worked in the Memorial Library? “It will be 20 years in November.”

How did you get your start in library work? “It was on-the-job training. I started as a volunteer at the library.”

What are your favorite books or authors? “Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille, Clive Cussler… I read a lot of different genres, but mysteries are my favorite.”

What is your favorite thing about working in the library? “I like people, and interaction with all of our favorite patrons. I’m a people person. You have to be to work in a library.”

 

Eileen Bocich is a senior library assistant. She has been with the library for 16 years.

How did you get your start in library work? “I started part-time with the library in 1995, and went full-time in 2002.”

What are your favorite books or authors? “Harlan Coben, Elizabeth Burke… I read a lot of non-fiction, usually anything to do with health, nutrition or medicine.”

What is your favorite thing about working in the library? “I do a lot of the behind-the-scenes work, like ordering and cataloging… I enjoy cataloging books the most, getting them in and getting them on the shelves.”

 

Carol Brill is a library assistant. She will have worked for the library for 11 years this September.

How did you get your start in library work? “I started working for a library [in New Jersey] part-time when I was a senior in high school. After college, they offered [me] a full-time position.”

What are your favorite books or authors? “Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson… I tend to like murder-mysteries.”

What is your favorite thing about working in the library? “Interacting with and helping the public. It makes me feel good to help someone find just what they’re looking for.”

Cynthia April 12, 2011 at 03:26 PM
Love these ladies! They're the best!
Heather April 12, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Nice article! Since childhood the Nazareth Memorial Library has been one of my favorite places. We are lucky to live in a town with such a treasure!

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