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: Janice P.
Job title: Branch Coordinator
MCPL Location: Stratford Branch
Time Worked at MCPL: 30 years
What are some of your main job responsibilities?
As the Stratford Branch Coordinator, I plan events for the library and run our monthly book club.
Describe yourself in three words.
Friendly, Kind, Outgoing.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Meeting different patrons, whether they be adult or children. I also like helping patrons find books that they’ll be interested in.
What is your ideal vacation? Where would you go and what would you do there?
Spending time by the lake and relaxing, reading and enjoying the scenery.
What’s the best advice anyone has given you?
Treat people how you would like to be treated.
What food item(s) can you absolutely not resist?
How do you think MCPL will continue to transform in the future?
We will become more of a community center and will keep up with the technical world.
image credit: Image by Marathon County Public Library staff.