The Times West Virginian

Local News

October 10, 2012

Responsibilities abound for local librarians

FAIRMONT — It’s easy to get lost in a library, whether in a good book or trying to find one.

But there are people available to help patrons find the books they’re looking for.

Becky Mayle is one of those people. She works in reference and adult services at the Marion County Public Library in downtown Fairmont, and she can help people find any information they’re looking for.

“I spend a lot of time at the reference desk,” Mayle said. “It’s a service that a lot of folks don’t realize that many libraries provide.”

Mayle usually works the closing shift at the library Monday through Friday. Each day is different because closing times vary.

“Mondays and Tuesdays we close at 8 p.m.” Mayle said. “Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we close at 6 p.m. and Saturdays we close at 4 p.m.”

The first thing Mayle does when she gets to the library is clock in and check emails and voice mails. She also has many duties.

“One of my duties is supervising the circulation desk staff,” Mayle said. “I see if there is anything that needs my help up there.”

Other responsibilities include interlibrary loans and running programs for adults.

“If we don’t have a title here in our library, we can usually obtain an item if I request it from another library in West Virginia,” she said. “That involves a considerable chunk of my time.”

 

Full story

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Military Kids 1 - CB.jpg Military children honored for their sacrifices: PHOTOS

    Military children were honored for their sacrifices Tuesday at the Hershel “Woody” Williams Fairmont Armed Forces Reserve Center.
    The event was planned to coincide with Purple Up! Day, a nationwide initiative that encourages everyone to wear purple in honor of military children across the country.

    April 16, 2014 4 Photos

  • Child health: ‘Room for improvement’

    Children living in Marion County are doing better in some respects than children in other counties in the state, according to a national study released Tuesday.
    “The 2013 West Virginia Kids Count Data Book,” published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, compares states and their counties to each other and to the national average of various areas of child health.

    April 16, 2014

  • Another civil suit filed by Marple

    Though a civil case in already pending in U.S federal court, former state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple has filed another civil suit over her 2012 termination.
    The main difference between the two cases, apparently, is that in addition to naming the West Virginia Board of Education as a plaintiff, former president of the board and current member Wade Linger is individually named in the suit as a defendant.

    April 16, 2014

  • County man indicted for murder of infant

    A Marion County man has been indicted on charges for the death of an infant.
    Marcus Curtis Lewis, 55, was indicted for charges of first-degree murder and death of a child by a parent, guardian of custodian by Taylor County grand jurors Monday. Judge Alan D. Moats is expected to arraign Lewis on Friday.

    April 16, 2014

  • Three arrested on charges stemming from armed robbery

    Three men were arrested in the Fairmont area on charges stemming from an armed robbery.
    Corey Joseph Richardson, 35, of Montgomery Village, Md.; Stephen Joseph Brewington, 26, of Allston, Mass.; and Wallace Anthony Booth Jr., 21, of Fairmont, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony.

    April 16, 2014

  • marcus lewis.jpg Marion County man indicted in murder of infant

    A Marion County man was indicted by the Taylor County grand jury Monday on charges for the death of an infant.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Weather Pic 1 - CB.jpg Marion County soaks up the warm rays of spring

    Spring is in the air.
    Trees are beginning to blossom in Fairmont, sprinkling the streets with pink, white and yellow blossoms.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • White Hall to address Route 250 traffic woes

    Possible traffic patterns in White Hall could change.

    April 15, 2014

  • Fairview adding more customers to water system

    The Town of Fairview hopes to add more new customers to its water system as soon as possible.

    April 15, 2014

  • Arrests made on burglary and possession charges

    Two Fairmont men were arrested after one of them allegedly broke into a home.

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads