Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Meet Our Staff: Kay Wiley

Kay Wiley
Acquisitions Associate
Dick Smith Library – Main Floor – room 111

I have been a Library Specialist II for seven years. My job involves the library’s accounts payable functions, receiving and verifying of shipments, and ordering supplies.

I have worked many different jobs in my life, from a cherry packer to cook/laundress at a children’s summer camp to telephone operator. Once for six months I worked three jobs: computer specialist, gas station attendant, and catering.

My spare time is spent with my three teenagers, reading, friends and church. I have a senior, sophomore and seventh-grader. All are active in school extracurricular and church activities.

I don’t have a favorite book but I read constantly. I like mystery, paranormal, romance, and thriller genres. I have been known to read 3-4 books at the same time (which drives my husband crazy).

I have been to Ireland, England, British Columbia, Mexico and Hawaii. I would like to visit Ireland again, New Zealand, Tahiti and Scotland. I am a California girl and very proud of it. I have lived in most of the western states, as well as Indiana and Texas. I prefer the arid climates over humidity.

In December 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but fortunately it was in the early stages and I only need a lumpectomy and radiation treatments. This was a very positive experience for me in that I suffered minimal pain or side effects. I was blessed by many prayers said in my behalf.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kay Rocks!