To kick off this month's featured location, the Hebron Library, we have an introduction from Deirdre Mc Intyre, Branch Supervisor. Deirdre Mc Intyre has been the Hebron Supervisor since July 2014 but has worked for LCL since 1994. A native of Dublin, Ireland, she has fond memories as a new immigrant of visiting the book sale cart at the Emerson R. Miller branch with her brother where she said "We would buy any and every history book we could lay our hands on." She still loves to see happy Hebron Library visitors wander over to the sale cart and get excited about a "find"!
Deirdre may win the trivia question of which LCL employee has been hired the most times (5) within the system. She started her LCL career as a circulation clerk at Main and became a branch assistant at Emerson R. Miller Branch (both full and then part time). From there, she completed her Master of Library Science Degree from Kent State University specializing in Reference and Research and then moved to the "new" Main Library Reference Department. "I really loved the challenge of hunting down the information and remember this was the 2000s, the dawn of the public Internet and it was a more challenging time where we relied on many more diverse resources than today and you had to remember them all which made it even more fascinating!"
After looking back, in 2017 she believes her evolving background helped her become a better boss than she would have been without it. "I really love my job and the vital role a library represents to people. I have a wonderful staff and I love the Hebron community and consider it a privilege to be overseeing the branch. Every day has new challenges and opportunities to be creative, no day is ever boring."