Christal Blackburn, organizes books, magazines and newspapers on shelves, stands and bookcases. She works as a shelver at Ashe Library and is on the job early; every day to check-in materials left overnight in the book-drop and spends her mornings putting all returned items back in the right places. She often fills in at the circulation desk when times are busy. “Christal is very fast and accurate” remarked April Durrence, circulation manager. With five previous years of employment at Ashe Library, Christal was welcomed back last year, after taking time off to be home when her youngest child was a baby. Married with two children, ages 12 and 3 Christal spends her free-time homeschooling. She also is busy schooling herself with online classes for a business administration degree. “Christal is a valuable team member” says Durrence, “and is knowledgeable in all areas of the library.”
“Interacting with library patrons and co-workers is one of the best things about this job,” says Christal. When asked about her reading preferences she comments, “I enjoy reading Christian fiction and would have to say my favorite author is Lori Wick.” Christal also enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, walking, and bird watching.
If you ever need help finding something at the library, Christal can point you in the right direction. She is the one shelving with a smile!