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March 15, 2010

On the Job: Librarian enjoys being ear for local teens

Funds for public libraries needed, Terrell says

ANDERSON, Ind. — When a child hits those dreaded teenage years, teen services librarian Staci Terrell is a confidante and information-provider. Terrell provides programming and outreach for local teenagers in addition to picking out the books that will be available to them at the Anderson Public Library. If the program calls for an on-site representative, it’s Terrell who visits the schools.

Q. How long have you been at your job?

Terrell: Two years and eight months. So almost three years.

Q. What do you like best about your job?

Terrell: The best thing is just being able to get to know the teens — to provide them with an outlet outside of school, offer programs for them to do that are not only educational but fun as well.

Q. What do you like least?

Terrell: I guess I could say not having enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Q. What’s the funniest thing that has happened on the job?

Terrell: Wow. Well, when you work with teenagers ... Pretty much anytime you get to work with the teens, it’s just always funny. They’re just so fun and they get excited about everything. If you want one specific time, there was this one time I went to do one of the book talks at the school, and there was this zombie book. I was telling them about the book and we just delve into the whole subject of zombies. That was funny.

Q. What’s the most serious thing that has happened on the job?

Terrell: Just as a general example, I feel good about the fact the teens know they can come to me to ask me for a book about something that might be affecting their lives. Just that they feel comfortable to come and ask me for the information.

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