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Naomi House’s interview with success story Emily.
Naomi: How did you find your current job?
Emily: I found my current job through my volunteer supervisor at the Two Harbors Public Library. She got an email about the position and forwarded it to me.
Naomi: Favorite library you have been to?
Emily: So far my favorite library is the Reading Room at the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading. I was able to use books from the 16th and 17th centuries for a research paper.
Naomi: Favorite book?
Emily: I have way too many favorite books. A lot of books have made an impact on my life. One of my favorite books is The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. He created an entire world and history for his characters which amazes me. I also just read Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. If you enjoy the Hunger Games I recommend this trilogy. Sadly the third book doesn’t come out for a few months.
Naomi: Favorite thing about libraries/ library technology?
Emily: My favorite thing about libraries is that even though our materials are constantly changing and the technologies we use are advancing we continue to work at bringing information and resources to our patrons.
Naomi: Any websites or feeds or blogs we should be following?
Emily: I don’t really keep track of any websites or blogs regularly. I have a slight addiction to Pinterest and I’m also trying to keep track of the books I’m reading using Goodreads but I tend to get behind on that. I also enjoy watching TED talks.
Naomi: Best piece of job hunting advice?
Emily: My best piece of job hunting advice is to not give up. Continue to search for your dream job but be open to a job that might help you get there. Not everyone can get their dream job on their first try but that doesn’t mean it isn’t out there.
My name is Emily Savageau. I spent most of my childhood in Duluth, Minnesota. I received my B.A. in History from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia. I also spent my junior year studying at the University of Reading in Reading, England. I received my MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I have spent the past year volunteering at the Two Harbors Public Library in Two Harbors, Minnesota. I have just relocated to Thief River Falls, Minnesota where I am the new Legacy Coordinator for the Northwest Regional Library System as well as the Children’s Librarian for the Thief River Falls Public Library.