Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Meet Peggy

I talked to Peggy Swanson (no relation), the manager of the Maze Branch. She started out with a degree in food science, and started working in libraries when she lived in Canada. She began as a volunteer in school libraries, and continued the volunteer work after moving back to the United States for three or four years. She then got a part-time job at the Maze and went back to school to get her degree in library science. She has been working at the Maze for eleven years, and been the manager for five and a half years.

Peggy says that her favorite part about working in a branch library is being able to work with everyone who comes into the library. She also likes how the Maze is a part of the community. The hardest part, for her, is dealing with screaming babies. Most of the time the parents will pack up right away, but if other patrons complain to her, Peggy has to talk to the parents. Fortunately, this does not happen very often.

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