Ever since I was a senior in high school when I got the opportunity to be an intern at the elementary school library, I have found a niche in the library environment. On Friday, February fourteenth, I got the opportunity to interview and job shadow Amy Bowman, the Media Center Coordinator at Community Schools. By having both of these experiences with Amy, it really proved to me that I want to work in library sciences when I graduate from college.
Amy began her post-secondary education at State University. She graduated in 2002 studying education with a enforcement in English and a minor in social studies. Amy ended up teaching English for a few years post graduation. Then she decided after a few years of teaching she wanted to go
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Throughout my interview with Amy multiple things that she likes as well as dislikes about her job. Even though her job title has remind constant; the job requirements, tasks, and skills have varied changed over the years. Amy mentioned how she barely ever gets to do the same thing a few days in a row. She shared how this can be aggravating at times because she never feels like she can complete one task 100% of being done. She mentioned how it take her more than a few days to do a task because of how crazy her schedule can get at times. But in the end even though it may take her a longer time to complete the task she still gets the tasks done on time. Amy does a lot being the Media Center Coordinator at Community Schools. She helps do numerous things throughout the school system. She helps oversee the elementary, intermediate, junior-senior high school libraries. In fact she is the only person who has her Masters in Library Science at all four schools. Luckily she has other staffed people who help her run the libraries who are called her library aides. Library aides are described as “Responsible for performing routine clerical duties within the library and assisting library staff. Assists students and patrons with locating information, stocks shelves, and checks out books and materials.” (Library Assistant). Amy mentioned with me that she is extremely grateful with the staff that