By Mary Liu
An interview with longtime employee Virginia Dewey:
How long have been employed by the RSF Library Guild?
I have been working a the library for 31 years.
What have been your responsibilities there?
Upstairs, I have helped patrons at the front desk and re-shelved books. I am currently the chair of the Bookbuying Committee for the Library Guild. We order all Guild books, as well as audio books, and replacements for lost materials. Right now we are responsible for providing almost all the new books and tapes at the library. I wrap all the Guild books, when they arrive, with our special gold bands, and type up cards and pockets for new books. In addition, I “undress” the books when they are moved out of circulation and bring them to our Book Cellar to be sold. I also keep a record of all the Guild books, both in a card catalog, and on the computer.
What is the biggest change that you’ve seen at the library in the years you have been here?
I would have to say it’s the reduced number of patrons who come to the library.
Tell us something about your family.
I have seven children, one of whom lives with me now, and five grandchildren.
What are some of your favorite pastimes?
Reading, knitting, walking, taking care of my three dogs, and church work.
If you haven’t seen Ginny at the front desk lately, it’s because she is working exclusively downstairs in the Library Guild office and Book Cellar. Please feel free to stop by and say hello to her there!