Boulder City Magazine® December '06/January '07 Issue
by Duncan R. McCoy, Director
Boulder City Library
Where do librarians come from? The Boulder City Library is staffed by 17 wonderful men and women. Fifteen live in Boulder City and two live in Henderson, although the two from Henderson lived in Boulder City when hired.
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|There are four professional librarians on the library staff: the Director, Public Services Librarian, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian and the Children’s Librarian. To become a professional librarian one needs both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in library science from an accredited graduate school of library science. Our professional librarians earned master’s degrees from Indiana University (Director), Rosary College (Public Services Libn.), Emporia State (Reference Libn.) and North Texas State (Children’s Libn.). The combined years of experience of our professional librarians is 38 years at Boulder City Library and 72 years at all libraries throughout their careers.
Boulder City Library recruits professional librarians from national searches. The current Library Director previously directed public libraries in Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming; our Public Services Libn. directed libraries in Florida and Arizona before moving to Boulder City; our Reference Libn. and our Children’s Libn. were both recruited “wet behind the ears” right out of library school.
Boulder City Library is a magical place. In the Library you can find out about almost any subject from prescription medications to auto tune-ups. Grandmas and grandpas can find traditional fairy tales and modern picture books to read to the grandkids. Our librarians select and organize the books and other materials the Library buys. Trained professional librarians and skilled library staff help people find things in the library, recommend good reading, and assist in informational searches.
Coming up on the end of the year, many people will be thinking about their taxes. (I know this is an off-topic digression.) The Library can find and download tax forms from both the IRS and individual states’ tax departments. We’re always happy to help you!
What would you like to learn today? The Library can help!
You can find out more about audiobooks by visiting our web site at www.bclibrary.org
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