This week at the library, the big, exciting, new thing isn’t a thing at all – but a person! We are happy to announce our new Assistant Director, Liza Taylor! To regular library patrons, this may not come as a surprise. She’s been training here on Thursdays for a few weeks and technically started her tenure this past Monday, August 12. But because of red tape I was unable to make an official announcement until right now. Rather than try to sum up her story on my own, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to have her introduce herself in this column. So here she is, take it away, Liza!
“I grew up in the Earlville Free Library just down the road from Hamilton where my mother is the director, which started my love of Libraries at a very young age. When I found out I could go to school to be a Librarian I knew there was nothing else that I wanted to do. I went to SUNY Albany for Masters in Library Sciences and I spent three years living in Ohio immediately after my graduation where I worked as a Teen Librarian. I am very excited to be back in New York and working in a Library close to home. I look forward to getting to know the Hamilton community and am eager to see what we will be able to build together.”
And now shifting to a bit of business – we’re getting a ton of phone calls and emails about a book sale this year. As stated in previous columns, the Friends of the Library are NOT having a book sale this year. Please do NOT bring us your used books – we have nowhere to put them! Thank you for understanding and thanks for reading!