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NLW Staff Profile: Rachel H.

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April 26, 2016

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: Rachel H.
Job title: Adult Services Librarian
MCPL Location: Wausau Headquarters
Time Worked at MCPL: 1 ½ years
What are some of your main job responsibilities?
I work at the reference desk, serve as the coordinator for print and digital subscriptions, teach computer classes, plan programs (on occasion) and proctor exams.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs, Stars Above by Marissa Meyer and Baltimore Noir by Laura Lippman.
What book transformed you, your way of thinking or of viewing the world? How did it change you?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I think we all could do a better job of considering the points of view of others, just as Atticus advised Scout to try, and inhabit the body of another person and walk around in it.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Connecting a patron to a book that may become a new favorite.
What food item(s) you absolutely cannot resist?
While I can exercise self-control, I am very fond of all things chocolate.

How do you think MCPL will continue to transform in the future?
I think MCPL will adapt to technological changes in order to provide the community with the information they need.

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image credit: Image by Marathon County Public Library staff.