What do you do? ....
Darcy Mazel

Where do you work and what is your title?
       I am the library technology technician at Bristol Elementary.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
       I assist the librarian by performing some computer troubleshooting, keeping the library in order and by helping the students and teachers locate materials.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
        I have worked in libraries for over 15 years, first at the PPLD, mostly on the bookmobile and branch libraries, and for the past 10 years as the LTT at two D-11 schools. I have been at Bristol for eight years. While working for the public library, one of my favorite places was the OCC Library.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
       My favorite thing about my job is the people I work with (both students and staff), especially my teammate, and I love sharing books with the children.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
       This is just a dream, but I would love some natural light in the library. I can’t think of anything else.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
        My initial training did not focus at all on technology, since I went to school a long time ago, but the school district has provided training, and Joan Grant, the librarian, has been my best teacher in technology.
What makes working on the Westside special?
       I love working on the Westside, especially because of the small schools, which I feel are the best for the students. We really get to know all the children and can care for them. I also love looking at all the yards and gardens here, and the individuality of each home.

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