Monday, January 5, 2015

Library Limelight: Alicia Cavitt, Public Services

Library Limelight is intended to be a quick read to help FCPL patrons get to know our librarians and staff.  We hope you enjoy learning about the people who make our libraries great!

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist
Sharon Forks Library
Where is your hometown?
Kansas City, Missouri
How long have you been at FCPL?
Nearly 5 years
What other jobs have you had at FCPL?
Collection Support Aide. I’ve worked at Cumming, Post Road, and Sharon Forks.
Why did you choose to work in a library?
I love books, so it’s the perfect environment.  
Describe your job in five words or less.
Introducing patrons to great books.     
What is unique about your job?
I’m so lucky to get to do what I love every day and work with people who really appreciate what the library has to offer.   
What is your favorite part of your job?
Sharing my favorite books with patrons via reader’s advisories, the FCPL blog, our book clubs and face-to-face. 
What’s the most interesting place you’ve lived or traveled?
What are your hobbies?
Reading (of course), writing, scrapbooking, Zumba, and rock tumbling.  
What are you reading right now?
Child 44 by Rob Tom Smith. It’s set in Russia during the 1950s and reads like a dystopian science fiction story since all of the characters live in constant fear of the government. It’s not the type of story I usually read but it’s by a writer I've recently discovered and I’m fascinated by the characters and very different setting. I can’t put it down!
Paper books or eBooks?
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I really enjoy working at FCPL. We have such a great staff and wonderful patrons. Every day is different and always interesting. You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll learn by working at the Info Desk. The occupational hazard for me is that I can’t possibly read all the books that catch my eye. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Every day, the list of books I want to read grows longer and longer.