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: David G.
Job title: Branch Assistant
MCPL Location: Rothschild and Mosinee Branches
Time Worked at MCPL: Almost 3 years
What are some of your main job responsibilities?
Providing customer service to patrons, doing story time at the Mosinee Branch, checking books in and out, shelving, preparing and receiving books in transit and anything else that needs to be done!
What book(s) are you currently reading?
The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts.
What book transformed you, your way of thinking or of viewing the world? How did it change you?
A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. It helped me recognize the path to peace through mindfulness, and a goal to achieve awareness.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Doing story time! We have a fun time at Mosinee reading, singing and moving together! Having Play and Learn after story time makes for a fun experience for all.
What is your ideal vacation? Where would you go and what would you do there?
I’d like to go to Italy or Greece, find a small village and rent a house that overlooks the ocean. Then go touring from there.
What motto or philosophy do you live by?
Probably the most consistent is “Moderation in all things is the key to good health.” In addition, “suffering is created by arguing with what is, so accept the moment.”
What’s the best advice anyone has given you?
“CAN’T” means “I Can with Another Try!”
How do you think MCPL will continue to transform in the future?
As technology increases and is more available to the general public, MCPL will assist in the public’s ability to utilize and enjoy both older materials (ie. books) as well as embrace newer forms of entertainment and learning.
image credit: Image by Marathon County Public Library staff.