I began my career at SGPL back in 2007, I moved to Canada in 2005 from the UK and the library was the first place I went to when I arrived in Spruce Grove! They were moving location and asking for volunteers to put RFID tags on all the books. I’d never worked in a library before but it was always a dream since childhood so I jumped at the chance, I guess I did a good job with all that tagging as I was offered a part time position as a clerk, which eventually led to full time, I worked in the childrens area for many years doing storytimes and making videos, then on to some IT, marketing and social media, and working again with technology when we opened the Innovation Lab which included a VR machine, 3D printer and driving simulator!
At almost 15 years at SGPL, Covid came to town and…stuck around. We had to get creative with virtual programs and activities that would let patrons know the library was closed but only physically. We came up with a way to talk about the library, highlight our amazing staff, talk about books and movies we loved and so much more by jumping right in and making a podcast, which leads us now to “Behind the Stacks”