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Jefferson County Library
Jefferson County Library (JCL) is a medium-sized public library system in Jefferson County, MO. JCL has branches in Arnold, High Ridge, and Barnhart. It offers a wide variety of physical materials including some unexpected items like hotspots, custom cake pans, knee scooters, guitars, sewing machines, and film converters. There are book clubs and entertaining programs for all ages and STEAM opportunities for student. JCL offers numerous digital resources from eBooks and audiobooks to language learning, medical databases, and computer classes. The staff members are knowledgeable and enjoy assisting their patrons and community.
Position: Cataloging Librarian
Library: St. Louis County Library
Snapshot of Jill's day:
Copy (and sometimes original) cataloging many formats of materials for a variety of audiences in a public library setting.
What Jill loves about her job:
I get a sneak peak at what's about to hit our shelves! It's like Christmas every week at my house because I'm always bringing books home for my kids to read! I have an amazing boss. I work with wonderful, kind people. I have had the opportunity to work on special projects within my department and with the Special Collections/History and Genealogy department, cataloging rare and sometimes very old resources. I enjoy sharing what we do in my department with the Staff Cohort, a group of SLCL staff members who are interested in advancing their professional goals within the library.
An interesting fact about Jill:
I spent a season as a wildland firefighter with AmeriCorps. It was during that year that I decided to pursue a career in libraries! I have worked for three public libraries and one academic library.