For those students and faculty who haven’t yet met her at the reference desk, here is a chance to to learn more about Joy.
Pollak Library Work
In what section or unit of the Pollak Library do you work?
I work in the Instruction & Information Services (I&IS) unit.
What is your job in a nutshell so far?
My main responsibilities are working the reference desk, answering Question Point and conducting Instruction sessions (BIs).
What are you working on right now?
I am working on putting together Library Guides for the BIs I have scheduled. Plus, learning to use all the databases available-whew!
Prior Work Experience
Would you like to share a bit about your previous work experience?
I have worked in Queens and New York public library branches, in a women’s prison, and for a for-profit college.
What motivated you to become a librarian or to work in libraries?
I met someone who moved into the place I lived who had come back to school to become a Children’s Librarian. I thought that was a great sounding job. It married the two things I liked most- reading books and kids.
Would you like to share a bit about your educational background?
I received my undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide- I know only 3 or 4 of you will understand that.) Many members of my mom’s family went to Alabama, except for my mom.
What are you passions or interests outside of work?
I like to take pictures, although digital takes some of the fun out of it. I also make items for my online jewelry shop (www.sagebeauties.com) and craft fairs.