Mother of Bibliophiles, Breaker of Bewilderment, Queen of Myself
When I was growing up people always said I would be a teacher or a librarian. Well, I guess they were right. With over 20 years working in the world of libraries, my love of books has never waned. I’ve been bookwormish as far back as I can remember. I was hooked in the second grade when my mother bought me a set of Nancy Drew mysteries. I spent my elementary school years with Nancy, Bess, and George solving mysteries.
Later on I became a science geek and decided to pursue a degree in biology. I did work in biotech for several years, but ultimately it wasn’t for me. I missed people, academia, and books. After I had my second child I received my teaching certificate and took a part-time mommy job in the town library so I could stay home with my kids when they were little. That’s when I discovered my heart belonged to libraries. I decided to make a career of it and received my M. A. in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston.
Since that time I have worked in all areas of librarianship. I was a Children’s Librarian for five years while my kids were growing up. They attended my science clubs and craft fairs. It was a unique gift to be able to share my special world of libraries with them. Every Thursday morning I was Ms. Lisa, the story time lady. I had lots of fun with my little toddler and preschool friends.
But I missed working in Adult Services, and took a position as a Reference Librarian specializing in Technology and Reader’s Advisory. This is when my love of book clubs evolved into the passion it has become today.
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron