Last week, you met one of our new staff members, Caroline. This week, we’re pleased to introduce our new Materials Processing Clerk, Maren.
CPPL: Welcome, Maren! It’s been a busy few weeks for everyone here, but it’s nice to see you settling in so well. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Maren: I was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, but grew up in my grandparents’ house when my family moved to Stellarton. After earning a degree in History at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, I decided to pursue a different career path that was better suited to my interests and skills, and becoming a library technician clicked! It allows me to help people by sharing information, which is something I love doing. I recently graduated from Algonquin College and now I’m working here and couldn’t be happier!
CPPL: We’re just as happy, Maren. Your job here is quite detailed, and we know you must leave here each day with a tired brain. Do you even feel like reading when you get home? Are books the last thing you want to see?
Maren: Right now I’m reading DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon, the fourth book in the Outlander series. I’m a huge reader of historical fiction and have read primarily books about the War of the Roses and Tudor England.
CPPL: Bring on the historical fiction, then! Speaking of history, we hear you have quite the interest in genealogy. Do you have any other fun pastimes?
Maren: I’ve been researching my family history for the past year or so. I’ve always had an interest in genealogy when I would trace the family trees on the back of my English history books. I’ve also delved into the world of amateur jewellery making last year, and it’s something I want to start doing again.
CPPL: Okay, the important question…coffee or tea?
Maren: Coffee. Always coffee.
CPPL:Last but not least, if you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Maren: Time travel! Since reading the Outlander series, the desire to have this superpower has only increased. I always thought it would be amazing to see what the world looked like before cities and human innovations.
CPPL: Time travel would be amazing! If only I could go back to right before I ate that triple chocolate cupcake. (Of course, I did enjoy it, so……)
A big thank you to Maren for taking the time to tell us a bit about herself. We’re glad to have you on staff! And if you pop into the library, be sure to stop and say hello!