Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Library Limelight: Trina Schlecht, Library Trainer, Library Headquarters

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

Trina Schlecht
Library Trainer
Administrative Headquarters

Where is your hometown?
Randolph, Massachusetts
How long have you been at FCPL?
5 years
What other jobs have you had at FCPL?
Information Specialist at Sharon Forks
Why did you choose to work in a library?
I’ve always loved books and reading. When a job opening was posted right after my daughter started kindergarten, it seemed like a great fit.
Describe your job in five words or less.
Teaching, learning, researching, Staff Day
What is unique about your job?
I get to teach and work in the library, combining two of my passions in one job.
What is your favorite part of your job?
It’s hard to pick one thing! I love getting to work with everyone at FCPL. 
What’s the most interesting place you’ve lived or traveled?
Last summer I traveled to Italy, Croatia, and Greece with my husband and kids. Santorini is breathtaking, but it was truly inspirational to run on the dirt track from the ancient Olympic Games.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, traveling, running, playing games with my family, and baking.
What are you reading right now?
I’m listening to In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware and I’m reading The Witch Elm by Tana French and Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak.
Paper books, eBooks, or audiobooks?
All three! I love physical books, but I will read on my Kindle if I can get a book faster in that format. I also bring my Kindle when I travel. Audiobooks help make my commute more interesting.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I absolutely love working at FCPL! We have the best people here and I am always learning new things from my coworkers.