Marathon County Public Library is extending its observance of National Library Week (April 10-16) throughout the month of April by highlighting its employees through a series of staff profiles! Now through April 30, learn a little bit about the personnel at our nine MCPL locations, and feel free to give them a friendly "hello" next time you see them!
Name: Audrey K.
Job title: Branch Coordinator
MCPL Location: Spencer Branch
Time Worked at MCPL: Nearly 22 years
What are some of your main job responsibilities?
I perform normal day-to-day library business, staff scheduling and event planning.
Describe yourself in three words.
Organized, friendly, easily-distracted.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
What motto or philosophy do you live by?
Why sleep when you are alive, once you die you’ll get plenty of rest!
What are some of your pet peeves?
In what way(s) have you seen MCPL positively impact or transform either a patron’s life or the community at large?
I love helping a certain elderly lady who is nearly blind. When she first came in with her husband, she told me that she loved to read, but is unable to any more. I asked her if she ever tried the audiobooks. She never knew that there was such a thing. She now comes in on a regular basis for me to help her pick out her audiobooks and thanks me over and over for introducing her to them.
What’s the best advice anyone has given you?
99% o the things you worry about never happen.
What food item(s) can you absolutely not resist?
How do you think MCPL will continue to transform in the future?
I think MCPL will keep transforming and revolve more around technology.
image credit: Image by Marathon County Public Library staff.