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Meet our newest staff member at Dewey, Courtney Degonzague! Courtney is the Lending & Access Services or Reserves Clerk here at the Dewey Library.
I'm a Reserves clerk so I handle binding periodicals, I gather things to shelve, I set up the new books, I handle the mail, and I open the library - the most important part!
The quietness. Dewey provides a much different environment from my last job. The location and schedule here is really nice, too.
Before coming to Dewey Library, I worked at the Business Services Center, which is at the state office campus; it's a mini "agency" within the Office of General Services. My primary focus was Human Resources.
I took the promotional test for Library Clerk II. I figured I love libraries: I grew up in them, I know how they operate, and how to handle books so why not?
Many new library users come in and hear about the stigma of a library: it's quiet all the time, etc., but there's so much more behind the scenes that happens so keep your mind open and you will learn a lot more than you think. Some people don't know we have microfilm, and it's a really interesting resource they might not know we have.
In my free time I enjoy watching football (Go Eagles!!!), UFC and spending time with my two dogs. On my days off you can find me in the kitchen cooking/baking or on the road going to concerts.
Help is available! Contact the Circulation Desk at (518) 442-3693 or the Reference Desk at (518) 442-3691.
Blog Created By: Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno
Image Credit: Rebekah Jarvis-Girtler