I started working in libraries in 2018 as a practicum student for my Library Technician Diploma. I had previously attempted to become a teacher, but after 3 years of substitute teaching, I needed something more. After my practicum I volunteered for the Summer Reading Program at the Spruce Grove Public Library. Soon after I was hired at SGPL as a Clerk. A couple months after I was promoted to a Library Tech, then promoted to the Community Services Coordinator. I now run and manage Senior, Adult, Special Events, All Ages and Indigenous Programs. I also dabble in our social media, marketing, and you can also find me at the Reference desk.
As we adapted to meet the needs of our community during COVID-19, many of our programs went virtual. I had a mini fear of being on camera, so we decided to reach our community with our melodious voices instead. And thus “Behind the Stacks” was born.