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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years: Zach H.

Zach joined us as a circulation clerk in the children's library where he quickly became a favorite with many of our young patrons. After a few years, he moved upstairs and worked at the circulation desk in the adult library. Zach is a vital and respected part of our staff. Always available for the reader's advisory question about different genres of books and those occasionally tricky computer software questions, Zach has been our go to guy for the precise answers. His skills and expertise are now being used in the Technical Services department, where he has become a perfect fit for the needs of the library. Zach is always willing to go the extra-mile to provide the best service to our patrons and community which makes him an enormous blessing to the library.  Thank you Zach!

Below is a questionnaire that Zach recently filled out. We hope it will give you chance to get to know him better!

How long have you worked at the library?
10 years

In what part of the library do you work and what do you do?
I work in technical services as a cataloger. When the library buys new items I attach them to records so that they can be found in the catalog and checked out by patrons.

What has changed the most since you started working here?
The staff. There have been a lot of new faces over the years. 

What services offered at the library do you wish more people knew about?
The online resources. There are so many cool websites that Edwardsville cardholders can use.

What has kept you working at the library?
That’s a tough question, but mostly because I can think of quite a few reasons I’ve stayed. Mainly it has been because: it’s nice to be a part of an institution that supports the community, books are awesome, and my coworkers have been great over the years.

If you could have coffee with any author, who would you choose?
I’m not much of a coffee drinker. If I could substitute coffee with beer or whiskey, though, and the author could be someone who is already dead…I’d say Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). 

What’s an underrated book you think everyone should read?
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky – though, I thinks it’s more under read than underrated.

Do you have a favorite book genre?
Hands down it’s science-fiction.

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