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One of the most appealing aspects of my previous careers was the sense of accomplishment I felt by helping people. Whether it was a high-level executive, volunteer, or child, I enjoyed researching, analyzing, and delivering assistance that enabled an informed action or provided the tools to make a vision come to fruition. In addition, a sense of civic responsibility resulted in my involvement in several community organizations. When it was time for a career change, I conducted much research and decided that the information and library science field, with a focus in public libraries, complemented these attributes.

In order to achieve my goal, I resigned my former position and secured a part-time position as the Program Coordinator at the Trumbull Library. It has been exciting to be able to contribute to discussions with my co-workers on how material should be cataloged. My coursework contributed to the library by creating a genealogical pathfinder and updating PR materials. In turn the Trumbull Library helped build my confidence in my librarianship skills with work experience on the Circulation and Reference Desks. I also had the opportunity to gain experience at an academic library when I assisted a friend weed a portion of the medical collection.

I look forward to commencement when I can apply the knowledge gained from my professors, friends I made in classes, and colleagues to pursue my goal in public relations and programming in support of the library’s role as keystone of the community.

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