Head back to school with #ELGLInspire. Next stop: Texas State University on April 2, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event!
City Librarian, City of Baytown, TX
What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?
What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?
Kalamazoo College- Political Science. Texas Woman’s University- Library Science
What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?
It is weird the word “science” appears in both of my degrees… I am terrible at Science. Seriously, my Libreral Arts education has been a blessing. I know just enough about everything to be annoying!
Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?
“Wherever you are… be the soul of that place”
What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
Just finsihed Stephanie Land’s memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?
Texas Library Association
What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?
Show up, shake hands, and send a card!
What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).
Making themselves the hero of every story they tell. It takes a village to be great… I am not looking for heroes
Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?
Summers off? No.. that was teaching. Local government works gives you the rare opportunity to shape the communities where we live and work. Your impact can be create and there is plenty of room for creative thinking.