Friends of the Truckee Library | Welcome, Lucinda!
Special to the Sun
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; With seven different careers under her belt and#8212; ranging from teacher and graphic designer, to publishing assistant and professional storyteller and#8212; Lucinda DeLorimier brings a wealth of experience to her position as the Truckee Libraryand#8217;s new branch librarian. In the almost 12 years she has been involved with the Nevada County Libraries, she has worked her way up from volunteering as a storyteller and Storytime reader at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City, to working as branch librarian of the Grass Valley Library and#8212; acquiring a masterand#8217;s of library science from San Jose State along the way.
DeLorimier, who grew up mostly in Indianapolis, has always been a devoted reader, and, as a child, was one of her public libraryand#8217;s most loyal patrons, trudging back and forth from the library with piles of books, and frequently curling up with a book instead of attending to chores.
Her appreciation for the mountain atmosphere and the opportunity to combine her experience in the other branches of the library system with the information needs of the Truckee community led her to apply for the librarian position. She believes strongly in free access to information, and looks forward to using her expertise in programming to add events which focus on topics such as authors and local history. Additionally, she hopes to partner with other community organizations, spruce up the existing facility, and weed out materials that are no longer being borrowed in order to open up space for more of a reading room atmosphere.
After one week on the job, she has already developed an appreciation for the and#8220;busy, capable, and affable staff; the diverse and full-of-curiosity patrons and the staffand#8217;s enthusiasm for helping them;and#8221; and the support of the Friends of the Truckee Library. She credits residents for their immeasurable help in supporting the Library through the years of building the facility, ballot initiatives, and general sponsorship.
As for the future of libraries and their role in communities, she believes that American public libraries will continue to be a place of free access to all kinds of information. She sees her job as providing information in any format desired, whether itand#8217;s digitized, printed, streamed, or presented in ways she has not yet imagined. Although Library facilities may undergo changes, and#8220;we will still answer to our communities with authoritative information, free of charge.and#8221;
Please stop by the Library and introduce yourself to Lucinda. She looks forward to meeting you.
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