What do you do? ....
Dustie Flynn

       Where do you work and what is your title?
       I work at the Old Colorado City Branch of the Pikes Peak Library District as a branch assistant.
       What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
       I help people answer questions, help people find books, talk to people, help resolve issues and in general try to make their days a little happier. My additional responsibilities are Senior Services and Teen outreach.
       How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
        My thirteen years with the library have all been on the Westside, as have most of my other volunteer and paid positions and self-employment, for a total of 24 years.
       What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
       I am never bored at work! Our patrons are great, my co-workers are amazing, and the days bring hourly variety, change and challenges.
       If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
       The preservation of our building would be complete and paid for. It is already underway.
       What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
        The fast pace of daily routines and the monumental changes in technology.
       What makes working on the Westside special?
       The people who live and work over here, and the history of the area. I lived on the Westside for 16 years and now I come “home” to this place and it’s people nearly every day.

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