Monday, April 2, 2012

Spotlight on... Elizabeth Frederick

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library.  Today we introduce you to someone you might not have seen before.

What is your name?  Elizabeth Frederick

What is your title? Library Assistant 2

What kinds of things are you responsible for in the library? As a Library Assistant 2 in the Cataloging Department, I am responsible for getting books and materials “shelf ready”.  This means the book (or other material) is stamped, spine labeled, barcoded & security tagged so that it can be found & identified in the library. Cataloging is also responsible for making sure all library materials have a record in Pilot so that patrons may find these materials. In addition, I am responsible for taking care of items that are being with withdrawn from the library or being sent to the Bindery (sending new paperbacks to be processed into a hardback book or old books to be give new covers  for repair & preservation). I also do mending of books—repairing pages, covers, etc. I like to tell everyone that Cataloging handles nearly everything that enters and exits the library.

How did you come to work in the library? I have been employed in Andruss Library for over 23 years. Before that, I attended college here at Bloomsburg and worked for 3 years as a student assistant in the Reference Department at the library.

What do you enjoy most about your job? I do like the variety. In Cataloging there is never a dull moment; we are busy all the time!

What else do you want people to know about you? I am an animal lover.  Spay & neuter your pets! Adopt a rescue or shelter animal.  Give a home to a wonderful pet!

How can people get in contact with you?  Email: Phone: 389-4789.  Room:  AL 239

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