Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Meet Our Staff: Sharon Alexander

Sharon Alexander
Cataloging Specialist
254-968-9247
salexander@tarleton.edu
Dick Smith Library – Main Floor – Rm109

I became a part of the Tarleton family in January 2001. Through the end of September 2006, I was the Administrative Secretary for the Department of Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. My Dick Smith Library odyssey began in October 2006 as a Library Assistant I in the Cataloging Department. My main job function is to repair books that have been treated unkindly and need a little TLC, which allows me to use the creative side of my gray matter. Being someone who loves to do all kinds of handicrafts such as crocheting, knitting, embroidery, ceramics, etc., getting to repair books is like getting to do handicrafts all day. You never know exactly what the finished product will be, and it gives me a great sense of satisfaction to fix what ails each book, make it look aesthetically pleasing, and return it back to circulation knowing it will be there for others to enjoy. When not repairing books, you’ll find me processing new acquisitions, add-to-shelf, and various other cataloging functions.

1 comment:

Cathy W. said...

We're so glad you came on over to libraryland with us!