I started working in Circulation/Library Services in 1996 as a shelver when I was just 16 years old. After college I worked for two years at a public library in Indiana (where I'm originally from) where I started as a Circulation Assistant, and was promoted to Circulation Supervisor after a year. My husband and I wanted to move so I applied for a Circulation Coordinator position on the east-coast and we've been east-coast transplants here in Massachusetts since 2005 Last fall I started earning my MLS and will graduate in June of 2008.
As a Circulation Coordinator I'm in charge of supervising and training almost 30 student assistants as well as organizing all stack maintenace activities (shelving, range reading, binding, periodical maintenance, etc). While motivation and training seems to be the biggest obstacles where the students are concerned, being just 25 I do have the advantage of increased communication between myself and the students. I really enjoy my job and hope to be a Circulation/Library Services department head/manager.
I am happy to meet you all, and hope this forum gets a lot of use!