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11/14/13 1:00 P

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Hello!
Username: LoraliSophia
Do you work in a library? If so, what type?: I do. I work in an academic library.
Are you a student?: Not officially, but I love to learn, so I would consider myself a life long student.
Where in the World are you?: Southern California
What month and day were you born: June 22
Other info: Just started my first official job out of library school, & I'm loving it. I have moved about 5 times this year & am happy to finally be settling down.

~Keep Moving Forward~ ~From Failing, You Learn, Success - Not So Much~ (Meet The Robinsons)


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6/24/13 5:53 P

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What is your user name?
you can call me Karen :)

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
yes, currently I am a high school librarian, but I also have experience with K-8 students, and I used to be an adult services/reference librarian

Are you a student?
no

Where in the World Are You?
the illustrious midwest

What month and day where you born?
april 26

Other info you want to share...
I'm hoping to make some progress this summer... and keep it up once school starts again. It's so hard for me to stay on track!

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12/6/12 9:31 P

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My username is Samanko. I work as a Children's Services librarian in a busy neighborhood branch of a public library. I got my MLIS 3 years ago. Before that, I worked for 8 years as a paraprofessional. I live in Louisiana, was born in early February, and now am in my late 40s. I joined Sparkpeople to generally get healthier, eat better, and exercise more consistently!




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11/28/12 11:02 P

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Hi! My name is Theresa.

I work in a public school library in a middle school.

No, not a student.

I am in British Columbia, Canada.

I was born in July.

Other info: I love my job! I have decided that this school year would be a year of change and new beginning in my life. I am in a new school, new library, and looking to make a new start in my life after getting through the first 5 years of raising twins. I'm glad that there is a group that I can share this journey with and share some ideas about libraries.


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11/8/12 6:04 P

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What is your user name? smwarneke

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Yes, Public Library

Are you a student? Not anymore. Just finished graduate school in May

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Omaha, Nebraska

What month and day where you born? July 4 (Yes, really. You'd be surprised how many people think I'm joking about when my birthday is.)

Other info you want to share. I'm really like that there's a librarian team on here.

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ANDIE133's Photo ANDIE133 Posts: 4
11/3/12 11:44 A

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What is your user name? andie133

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Yes, Public Library

Are you a student? No but I'm a big fan of continuing education and I do a lot of self teaching.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Southern Ohio

What month and day where you born? September 8th

Other info you want to share. I'm excited to find this website and this team.



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10/30/12 1:04 P

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What is your user name? Katofornow
Do you work in a library? If so, what type? not anymore..did for 20 plus years
Are you a student? lifelong student...just took a course on Israel and Palestine, now taking one on Compassion
Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) MInnesota
What month and day where you born? October 4th
Other info you want to share. Started out with an MS in library science and was a jr-sr high school librarian for 18 years, then when in grad school/seminary worked at those libraries to earn money and helped them all computerize their libraries.. I started out as one of those librarians who had classes on cataloging, book mending and for most of my career did the cataloguing and typing of library cards and did mend lots of books. Then we moved to using jobbers..who did our cataloguing and labels on books and check out cards, etc...and finally before I left that great profession we did computerized checkout...I spent hundreds of hours entering all the data... wrecked my neck in the process and learned the healing power of chiropractors during that time. Was there when card catalogs were removed from two libraries, put in basements or backrooms and then was also there when the computerized card catalog froze up for three days and students ...college students..were at a loss as to how to find anything. I worked in a large book filled reference room at one college library and now that room is pretty much empty except for computers along the walls. No more cross referencing.
whenever I just want to totally relax I now go to our local public library and have a cup of coffee and sit back in a soft chair, read the paper, a magazine, take in the atmosphere. Libraries no longer have that musty aroma of old books and papers, and there's more clacking sounds of computer keys, but I still love libraries. And though I thought I'd spend my lifetime as a librarian and 'die at my desk' I did move on to a second,then third career and am now pretty much retired from all but volunteering now and then. Do need to weed out my personal library this winter and start clearing things so someday my survivors won't curse me out for all the books I have!
Am excited for all those just starting out as librarians/media people..that's what we were called for awhile in the early 1970's..media specialists vs librarians.. I loved the librarian term; anyhow all the technology is so exciting. When we started out with computers the computer filled a room and we had punch type cards....see the movie with Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy...Desk Set...that was very similar to how the library was where I worked..only in a school, not a company....


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10/19/12 1:19 A

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What is your user name?
Worthart but my name is Donna

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
Yes, I am the library director of a small library in Montana

Are you a student?
no

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Southwestern Montana

What month and day where you born?
Aug. 11

Other info you want to share.
Besides being a librarian I'm an artist, live alone, have an Irish Setter and a golden retriever and a Siamese cat, live alone, love to listen to music, read, make art and use my computer. I love SparkPeople and I'm so glad I found this wonderful place.


Donna in Montana


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10/17/12 4:20 P

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What is your user name?
Jencanta. Call me Jen. =)

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
Not yet!

Are you a student?
I just got in to San Jose State University's MLIS program. I'll be starting in January!!!!

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Southern California

What month and day where you born?
June 21st

Other info you want to share.
This is my first time joining the site and I'm super excited to be here, not only during my weight-loss journey, but on my journey towards becoming a Librarian. Any advice is greatly appreciated! =D



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9/28/12 6:21 P

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I'm BFRANKLIN7 - aka Brenda or Bren
I volunteer in a public library
I'm not a student
I'm in central Alabama
I was born March 13
I'm tired of my weight going up up up then down then up up up. At 415 I am concentrating on it going down down down while getting healthier. A little at a time I am completely giving up the foods I know are bad for me. Ice cream, soft drinks, candy bars, and pizza.

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9/21/12 10:31 P

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What is your user name?
Myrenhi, but I'll respond to Nhi

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
Not yet, currently working at a compounding pharmacy.

Are you a student?
I'm trying to get back to school to work towards a degree in archival and preservational library science.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Arizona

What month and day where you born?
May 29th

Other info you want to share.
This is also my xth attempt at SparkPeople. So many factors have prevented me from succeeding before. I'm positive this time though!

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KYLASEDAI's Photo KYLASEDAI SparkPoints: (11,710)
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9/18/12 1:54 P

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What is your user name?
KylaSedai. I answer to Kyla and Jillian equally.

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
I'm a reference librarian in Peoria

Are you a student?
Nope. Dominican University, class of Fall '07 (I did my degree in 365 days because I was obviously insane.)

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Peoria, IL

What month and day where you born?
November 16

Other info you want to share.
This is my 3rd or 4th attempt at Sparkpeople. I'm sick of being a chubby, dowdy, frumpy librarian and I figured it's time to take control of myself. I'm also an Irish dancer, and very involved in the local writing and community theatre scenes here in town.

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8/14/12 12:00 P

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What is your user name?
Tragiccnet, but my real name is Dana

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
I don't work in a Library but I do work for ProQuest and librarians are our customers

Are you a student?
No, I graduated last December

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Ann Arbor, MI

What month and day where you born?
November 5

Other info you want to share.
I've been a sparkpeople member for quite awhile now but it's only the last few months that I've really used it. I have a lot of weight to lose, but my goals are mostly getting healthier habits and as I do that I imagine I will lose weight as well.

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7/8/12 10:08 P

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What is your user name?
Arkreynolds

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
Yes, I am a teacher librarian in our school library

Are you a student?
No

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
NC

What month and day where you born?
December 3

Other info you want to share.
I lived and taught in Houston, TX for 9 years and just moved to NC a year ago to be closer to family.My Masters in Library Science degree was earned at University of Houston - Clear Lake.

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6/17/12 2:57 A

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FitzyMax

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
No, I am a teacher but have just been given a role in our school library

Are you a student?
No

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Edinburgh Scotland UK

What month and day where you born?
August 16

Other info you want to share.
Been on SP since Jan, have lost 24lb and probably need to lose another 15 - 20lb.


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5/22/12 10:19 P

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What is your user name?
Strongirl13 (sorry about the one "g")

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
No, but I'm married to an AP Language teacher---does that count? Also, I developed happy heart palpitations my first day at Ole Miss when I discovered the library stayed open 24/7.

Are you a student?
Does continuing ed count?

Where in the World Are You? (Geographical area you live in)
Georgia

What month and day were you born?
Mar 21

Other info you want to share
I am brand new to SparkPeople--started this week--and have 69 lbs to lose; most of the weight was gained during graduate school several years ago. I saw this team and thought being around librarian-types would help me enjoy the journey.



Getting a little bit stronger...


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DRAMAKAT2002's Photo DRAMAKAT2002 SparkPoints: (4,434)
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5/18/12 8:56 P

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Dramakat2002

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
Public

Are you a student?
Yes...just finished my 1st semester back

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
New York

What month and day where you born?
August 3rd

Other info you want to share.
Starting out for my second time around having burned myself out the first time attempting it right after my undergrad. Hopefully this time will go smoother AND I wont gain the weight back because of the stress.

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4/6/12 6:54 P

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What is your user name?
Lishwa

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
I wish. I want to work in a public library

Are you a student?
Currently honour's history, starting Library and Information Technician program in the fall

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Currently in Windsor, moving to Toronto in the fall for school

What month and day where you born?
March 18

Other info you want to share.
I'm going for my LIT certification (?) in the fall, and after that I hope to eventually get my MLIS, though I imagine I'd be perfectly happy just working in a library. I play darts, though I don't imagine I'll find time for that during school. I want to run regularly but am having difficulty because I am so out of shape and have asthma. I also write YA fiction, but right now I'm focusing on skills rather than actual output of stories.

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12/8/11 10:32 A

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Yea a librarians page! Hope that people talk a lot on here!

What is your user name?
wildfl0wer

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
Yes a library assistant at a Junior College Library.

Are you a student?
Yes, working toward BA in English then hopefully MLIS

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Beautiful Nor Cal

What month and day where you born?
4/21

Other info you want to share.
I am a tech happy library nerd who loves the field, but the sedentary work I do is not helping in my weight-loss journey. I love to eat as much as I love to read so I have a long road to travel.

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LANTECH19446's Photo LANTECH19446 Posts: 281
10/29/11 12:19 P

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Hey everyone my name is Jon I'm a network administrator for Lansdale Public Library here in Lansdale, pa we're an independent library supported by the borough of lansdale so people actualy pay to join from outside the borough which is a rare thing in pennsylvania. I run a network of about 35 computers 15 of which are public access 12 for adults 3 for children and just recently I've finished rebuilding our network with server 2008 and windows 7 enterprise which is also rare for libraries in pennsylvania now that all the funding has been cut to most of them. I'm currently in school for a bachelors of IT in information security and computer forensics but I'm really thinking that working tech for the library systems might be sort of a niche market worth getting into.

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9/5/11 2:22 P

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Hi, Everyone. I've been trying to get the gumption to really commit myself to Spark People, and I am hoping that by making my very first post here, that will set the stage. So, I shall start with this intro forum:

What is your user name? DRusk8. My name is Denise Rusk and the 8 was assigned by SP apparently...

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Sort of. I work as a Library Technical Assistant at a state prison - mostly law library type duties. But it's in a prison, so it is definitely a "special" library......

Are you a student? I obtained my MLS from Texas Woman's University's online program in 2008.

Where in the World Are You? Crescent City, CA.

What month and day where you born? July 3.

Other information you want to share? On the library side of things - I am avidly trying to find a "real" professional library job. My Bachelors degree was in theatre, so I hope to someday find a performing arts library or some such specialty so I can combine my insane love of research and theatre...........On the weight loss side of things - well, I have let a couple years of stress undo a couple years of poster child type weight loss. And I'm tired of it. So, I am hopeful that SP and it's very intriguing premise will help me get to where I need to be physically and emotionally. From what I've seen so far, at least I know there's hope.

A happy day to all of you.


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9/1/11 6:59 P

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What is your user name? Sweetarlo- a mashup of my pets' names, but my name is Jennifer.

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? I'm the assistant manager at pretty large suburban public library- about 180,000 volumes.

Are you a student? Nope-done with that! I earned my MLS in 2002 from Southern Connecticut State University.

Where in the World Are You? Salt Lake City, Utah

What month and day where you born? Feb 23

Other information you want to share? I used to be in youth services, and I still love teen lit. Now I do a little bit of everything, which suits me perfectly.

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7/10/11 11:17 P

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What is your user name--regaba (a mashup of my full name)

Do you work in a library? & what type. I'm an instruction librarian at a small private university

Are you a student? Not currently. I did just finish a five year cross institutional study on the study and library habits of Theology students and figured--hey if I can do that I can get myself back to my pre-librarian weight.

Where in the world are you? Milwaukee, WI

What month and day were you born? March 29.

Other info to share:
When I decided to be a librarian I had a physical library job--lots of book handling, but it seems the longer I'm in the profession the more time I sit and stare at a computer. I've been working in libraries since 1988--I was in high school. I finally got my degree in 2002. Mostly I've done circulation--and I miss it. Aside from that I love anime, crocheting, writing--both fiction and non, but aside from a few papers in a library conference proceedings I’ve never been published.


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7/10/11 6:56 P

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What is your user name? tomadou (it means bewildered in Japanese)

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?: Yes. I'm a Dewey Subject cataloguer at a Public Library.

Are you a student?: I'm a perpetual student; not always academic studies, but always studying. I'm currently focusing on my GRE, hoping to start my MLIS next year.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Alberta, Canada.

What month and day where you born? January 9

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7/6/11 2:14 P

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Angeldurr

Do you work in a library?
Yes, I work in an academic library at a major University in Texas.

Are you a student?
Yes, I will be completed my MLS at UNT in December and then continuing on to get my PhD

Where in the World Are You?
DFW area Texas

What month and day where you born?
August 29th

Other info you want to share:
I am so excited to meet other librarians trying to get healthy! I am currently studying at UNT in Texas. I have worked in academic libraries for the past six years and I love it. I want to get a PhD in LIS and be the dean of an academic library or program.

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6/26/11 1:59 P

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What is your user name? SalaamSeeker

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Not yet though I hope to start volunteering at my local public library soon

Are you a student? Indeed I am! I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in Peace Studies with minors in Asian Studies and philosophy and I hope to continue my education by getting an MLIS at St. Kate's University.

Where in the World Are You? Minnesota

What month and day where you born? March 12th!

Other info you want to share.
I can't wait to get to know some of you :) I would love to have a mentor to help me reach my goals of becoming a librarian and losing weight.

I also love to discuss anything and everything. I guess it's a symptom of reading too much, eh?

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Hello Library Team!

What is your user name? sexyhomunculus

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Yes, in a small town public library as a library assistant. I'm a circ clerk who gets to do a bit of everything (almost)

Are you a student? I start working on my MLIS this Fall!!

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What month and day where you born? Jan 4

Other info you want to share: This is my first library job, and I started last Oct, so I am very happy I was able to get into a Grad program so soon. I am not sure if I want to be a public librarian, even though that is where I am starting. My username is a ref to Fullmetal Alchemist, since I became a crazy otaku manga fan because of my library job emoticon

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6/10/11 8:48 P

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What is your user name?
Traface

Do you work in a library?
Yes, I work in the distribution center of my library system, as well as a circulation desk clerk and computer assistant in the four branches closest to me.

Are you a student?
Yes, I just started my 8th class at Clarion University and I graduate December 19!

Where in the World Are You?
Stafford, VA

What month and day where you born?
February 6

Other info you want to share:
I was a retail manager for ten years, the last few of which were in bookstores. When my store closed in January 2010, I knew it was time to go back to school. I'd been thinking about library science for a while, and I'm so glad I went for it! My goal is to become a public library director once I gain some more experience.

This is my library system! librarypoint.org

Edited by: TRAFACE at: 6/10/2011 (20:49)
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"I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me." - Anna Quindlen

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." -Albert Camus


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5/30/11 12:31 P

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What is your user name?
Taupou (a Samoan word for the village maiden)

Do you work in a library?
Yes: I work in an elementary (K - 8) school library.

Are you a student?
Soon to be: I start grad school in September for my MLIS (a library teacher program).

Where in the World Are You?
Boston, Mass.

What month and day where you born?
October 31.

Other info you want to share:
I lived and worked in Samoa from 2008 - 2010 setting up and running a primary school library. I've been hooked on school libraries and the Pacific Islands since.
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4/25/11 3:00 P

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What is your user name? Travelermms. I love to travel and my initials are mms! (not to be confused with my former favorite food)

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? I am an elementary school librarian at a school with 1,100 plus students and growing.

Where in the World Are You? Northern California (but I am a Texan at heart-- just transplanted)

What month and day where you born? March 3

Other info you want to share.
I am new to spark people. I lost about 50 pounds over 3 years ago and have been maintaining ever since. I lost my weight with Weight Watchers and exercise. I also work part-time for Weight Watchers.

I love reading and traveling. I also love animals and have dogs and cats.
I've been married for 23 years and my two daughters are now almost grown-- one in high school and one in college.

Looking forward to the group!

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What is your user name? Kathy
Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Library Federation
Are you a student? No
Where in the World Are You? Victoria, BC
What month and day where you born? Feb. 17
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Hello! A librarian group, so cool!

What is your user name? loopsjl

Do you work in a library? Yes, and I LOVE it, best job in the world!

If so, what type? Elementary school library.

Are you a student? Not right now, too busy with work and kids.

Where in the World Are You? Wyoming, US

What month and day where you born? October 28

Other info you want to share: I am very excited to be part of this group. I am looking for the extra motivation to lose some weight to be healthier. I would love to have a "weight-loss buddy" to challenge me and help me... Working in a school makes losing the weight hard, because there are always treats brought in by teachers, parents or volunteers!

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Hi! I'm new to the team but not to Spark!

What is your user name? KML4685

Do you work in a library? Yep!
If so, what type? An academic library

Are you a student? No longer!!! wooo!

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in): Triangle area of NC

What month and day where you born? April 6!

Other info you want to share: In addition to books and old stuff I love cooking and traveling!

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What is your user name? DorsVenabili

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Not yet

Are you a student? Yes. I'm currently working on my MLIS - 6 classes in. I also work full time.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Suburbs of Chicago, IL

What month and day where you born? March 15

Other info you want to share. My area of study is archival management.

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1/19/11 1:25 P

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Hi, I'm also new here!

What is your user name?
aprylflynn

Do you work in a library?
No

Are you a student?
Yes

Where in the World Are You?
Near Pittsburgh

What month and day where you born?
August 27

Other info you want to share:
I will graduate this summer and I am looking for a job in the Baltimore/DC area, where I plan to relocate. I am most interested in public libraries and academic health sciences libraries. Please send any leads my way. Thanks!

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Hi! I'm Debbie! I used sparkpeople a lot in the past but I fell off the bandwagon so to speak and I decided that since I gained back 10 of the 30 or so lbs I lost before I should try and lose that and even more weight again, and get healthy!

What is your user name? dcluney
Do you work in a library? Yes! If so, what type? I work in a tiny research library. It is in a research group. Office setting with a little library in back. I used to work in a library at school when I was getting my BA.
Are you a student? I'm going to be starting on my MLIS this fall! I'm really excited!
Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) I live in the SF Bay Area in sunny California.
What month and day where you born? December 10.

I think it's really cool that there is a librarian group! I love working in libraries so much, and I truly feel that it is the right career for me, and it fits me very well.


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Hey! You guys sound like fun! I'm new to SP, just made my Page, and am ready to get and give support. Here are my stats:

What is your user name?
Piper29

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
Yes, K-6 school library

Are you a student?
nope

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
New England

What month and day where you born?
March 19

Other info you want to share.
*I'm in my second year in the LMC after 12 years in the classroom.
*I want to be able to still squat down and get back up from those bottom shelves when I retire!

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User name: DrowsyMichelle
I do work in a university library part-time, and am going to school for an MS, and have no idea what I want to do when I finally graduate.
I'm from NC, and love it.

Nice to meet you guys!

Tim: Life just isn't like the movies is it? We're constantly led to believe in resolution in the establishment of the ideal status quo, and it's just not true. Happy endings are a myth. Designed to make us feel better about the fact that life is just a thankless struggle.
Tim: Do you wanna dance?
Daisy: You know what? I think I do


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My user name is kagoneinuzettia. My real name is Jennie.
I do not work in a library but I am working towards my Master's Degree in Library Science.
I live in OFallon, MO.
I was burn on Dec. 24 (Happy Birthday to Me!)
Other Information:
I am 23 years old and I have lived in Missouri my whole life. I got my BS in English Education a year ago and am working at a High School. My hobbies include reading, writing, calligraphy, gardening, and playing clarinet. I was an anime freak in high school and still read manga occasionally. Lately I have been reading Mark Twain to relax.

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What is your user name?
twinslover28

Do you work in a library?
Not yet.
If so, what type?
n/a

Are you a student?
Applying now for grad school for my MLIS. Very excited!

Where in the World Are You?
Mankato, Minnesota

What month and day where you born?
July 28

Other info you want to share.

Hi! My name is Cassie, and I am 22. I graduated last weekend with a BS in English. I've wanted to be a librarian since I was young and am really excited to be at the point in my life where I'm getting ready for grad school.
I live in a medium sized college town with my husband, Jordan, and two kitties, Romeo and Nora. I work as a personal care assistant for a quadriplegic woman, and I also work at Hallmark! My hobbies are reading (of course), baking/decorating cookies, and doing crafty things. If you couldn't tell, I love the Minnesota Twins!!

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jessthabest

Do you work in a library? Yup.
If so, what type?
Public Library

Are you a student?
I am finishing up my first semester of my MLIS!

Where in the World Are You?
Hudson County, New Jersey

What month and day where you born?
October 30

Other info you want to share.
Hello Everyone!
I can't believe I found a librarian group! I'm currently in library school in NYC and hope to become a public librarian. I am currently interning with a public library on the weekends and I work full time with a software company in lower Manhattan (zzz). I love books and INFORMATION! I'm a research junkie- I google everything. I'd be interested in hearing from any other MLS/MLIS students (we can be diet buddies!) I'm not sure how long I've been a member of Spark, but I decided to give it a shot. I put on about 30 pounds in college and I don't want to make the same mistake in grad school! =)

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12/2/10 2:02 A

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Yaaay! I found my people...

Here's my info.

What is your user name?
lazyrae42

Do you work in a library? Yup.
If so, what type?
Academic (graduate)

Are you a student?
Off and on... but more off until I can start a MLIS program

Where in the World Are You?
Monterey, CA, USA (about 2 hours south of SF)

What month and day where you born?
June 1

Other info you want to share.
Ummm... I've done Spark before and it worked but then I started a new job and lost my SP buddy (co-dependency really works for me in the dieting world). ^_^ I'm currently a circ/ill library asst and am hoping to become a systems/ref librarian.



~Moni(ca)~
"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Vince Lombardi


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11/16/10 9:27 P

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Hi, I joined a couple of weeks ago now, but I've lax in introduction!

What is your user name? CUPPY42

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Library Associate at an academic library

Are you a student? Going for an MLIS starting this January

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) New Orleans

What month and day were you born? May 22

Other info you want to share. I love libraries and Sparkpeople. It's great they've come together!

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1. What is your user name? RebeccaMA

2. Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Or are you a student? Or are you a wanna-be, Let us know about you?
I work full-time in a university library. Originally I was in the Acquisitions department, in the Monograph group but due to budget cuts we were merged in with the cataloguers and processors. So now I'm on the Acquisitions team in the department of ... something that no one ever remembers.

I am not currently a student, but I would love to be. I just don't have time for it right now.

3. Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)

Western Massachusetts!
4. What month and day where you born?
Can we just say that I'm a Pisces and leave it at that? Thanks!

5. Other info you want to share.
I don't have an MLS. I got into library work sort of by accident, although I wanted to do it. I haven't gotten my bachelor's degree yet and I thought that meant I had no shot of library work. Then when I was pregnant I found out that they hire "library assistants" with no degree required. I got an awesome job and I love it when the budget has money. My husband also works in the university library, but we're in different departments so we stay sane. We have a daughter in preschool who keeps us busy when we're not dealing with books and computers. Actually we're teaching her about books and computers at home so we're never really away from work. :-)

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8/24/10 7:52 P

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What is your user name? Pixiemom13 (Pixie was one of my nicknames in high school.. more from how I acted than my size! lol)

Do you work in a library? Yes
If so, what type? Public library, children's department


Are you a student? No

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Maryland

What month and day where you born?
December 13 (I was supposed to be born in February my mom tells me, but due to an immature placenta, I decided to make my appearance early. I was 5 lbs 1/2 oz at birth)

Other info you want to share. You might be sorry you asked! (LOL)

I've been married for 15 years to my college sweetheart. We were engaged a year before we got married and using weight watchers I went from my then heaviest of 188 to 135. In the intervening years (fertility treatments and then an grueling adoption wait) I gained all of that weight PLUS another 50 some pounds reinforcements. I'm doing Weight Watchers again.

I'm proud mom to a 9 year old who has autism and a 4 year old daughter adopted from China at age 26 months.

~~ Tracy in Maryland ~~


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8/15/10 2:37 P

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What is your user name? Veronica50

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Yes, I'm a reference librarian at a public library.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) - Cicero, IL

What month and day where you born? April 28th

I received my MLIS last year and just got my first library gig last month. Although its only part-time, I absolutely love it! Changing careers (I was a paralegal/legal secretary for over 10 years) was perhaps one of the best decisions I've ever made :)

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KATHYHARRIOTT1's Photo KATHYHARRIOTT1 Posts: 27
8/14/10 9:21 A

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What is your user name?
kathyharriott1

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?
I work as a part-time library technician for our County Library System.

Are you a student? I would LOVE to be a student, but I can't afford to go back to school.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)
Southwest Florida

What month and day where you born?
January 27

Other info you want to share.
The rotten economy did do one nice thing for me. I was a full time administrative assistant working for our Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources department when I got laid off. The manager of our library system offered me a part-time library technician position. I love the job. It has been a wonderful experience. I am hoping that, as our local government continues to cut jobs, I am able to keep this job and don't get laid off again. The Libraries are very important to a community and to the entire country...I hope people start to realize this sooner rather than later.

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KARLOTTA23's Photo KARLOTTA23 Posts: 35
8/5/10 2:15 P

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Hi, everyone! Obviously, I'm a newbie to this team. I am a former elementary teacher who is now going to be getting her MLIS. I start working on my program through University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (online - I live in Illinois) this fall. Classes start Sept 2, and I am very excited. It will be a challenge as I work part time at Wal-Mart (try as hard as I can, the only positions that are around me for Libraries require the MLIS degree right now...darn it), have 2 young children (2nd grade and Kindergarten), a husband, 2 dogs, and will be studying full time (taking 3 classes) each semester. I also volunteer some time in the library at my children's school. When there, I usually am working on cataloging books. I also am working on cataloging our church library, and putting it all into the school's online catalog (which is through Follet - it's their online Destiny program).

At this time, I'm working through medical weight management so that I can hopefully have gastric bypass surgery sometime this winter. From when I started with Sparkpeople to today, I've lost a little over 10 lbs. Hooray me!

I look forward to hearing from you.

This too, shall pass.


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What is your user name? librarylass

Do you work in a library? If so, what type?: Yep! I work in a public library system and am the children's librarian at a small inner-city branch. I love doing storytimes and I order the young adult fiction for our system.

Where in the World Are You?: Canada

What month and day where you born? December 29

Other info you want to share: I've been married for 7 years. I love to read and travel. I've just joined SparkPeople today and am feeling a bit overwhelmed, but looking forward to learning more and losing weight!



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7/18/10 1:04 P

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My name is Annie. I work full-time in an academic research library in Georgia. I am not currently a student, though that may change. My birthday is January 24. :)

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HOPEFULANGE's Photo HOPEFULANGE Posts: 1,032
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Hello all! No, I'm not a librarian, but I wish I were! I actually work at a museum, but I have just started serving on our local Library Board. I love to read and worked in a bookstore for 3 years.

Actually, my dream job would be to run a second hand bookstore - as long as I didn't have to worry about the finances!

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What is your user name? NADLEWARRIOR

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? No, I don't work in a library. I used to serve as a Trustee on my local library board; a board of director for library district; and member of my State's Library Commission.

Are you a student? No. I have a degree in Political Science.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Southern Maine

What month and day where you born? March 19th

Other info you want to share. SparkPeople has been a great help in my weight loss. 43lbs lost in 9 weeks by following the McDougall Plan.


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AJBOYER222's Photo AJBOYER222 SparkPoints: (12,939)
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7/12/10 1:40 P

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What is your user name? AJBOYER222
Do you work in a library? If so, what type? I will be starting my first year as an elementary (K-5) library media specialist in August. Before that, I've been teaching 8th grade English, then 6th and 7th grade English as a Second Language. The transition to elementary school is going to be a tough one.
Are you a student? Completed my Masters in School Library and Information Technology last December! This is the first summer in many years I haven't been taking classes!
Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Central Pennsylvania
What month and day where you born? September 9
Other info you want to share.
I am married with 2 kids, love camping and outdoor activities, have completed 2 Team in Training fundraiser events for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and would like to get myself back in shape to take on a third! Love to read and am taking many books along on my upcoming 10-day camping trip.

Amy - Running in Pennsylvania
Zumba Lover and half-marathoner in training!
BLC22 - Tenacious Jungle Tigers

Running for a Cure! pages.teamintraining.org/cpa/hershal
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7/12/10 7:43 A

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1. What is your user name?
My username is Franklyamused

2. Do you work in a library? No, I am about to start my second year of the MLIS at UNT in Denton.


3. Where in the World Are You?
Denton Texas

4. What month and day where you born?
February 25. I have long regretted not being born a few days later on a leap year, just imagine how young I could be!!

5. Other info you want to share. I have an MFA in poetry (love Don Domanski's poetry) and hope to work in a community college/vocational school library after graduation.

Edited to say I am married to CarolinAmused! She is an important part of my life!

Edited by: FRANKLYAMUSED at: 7/12/2010 (07:45)
Yet there was a man within me
Could have risen to the clouds,
Could have touched these winds,
Bent and broken them down,
Could have stood up sharply in the sky.
--Wallace Stevens


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Hi all! I am thrilled to have found a group of librarians on SP! Here's my bio:

1. What is your user name?
My username is Kelcot...but please call me Kellie.

2. Do you work in a library?
I am an elementary school(K-5) Library/Media specialist and I love it! I can count on at least one of three things happening on a daily basis: 1. Someone hugs me out of the blue. 2. Someone says "I love you". 3. Someone makes me laugh till I nearly pee my pants!

3. Where in the World Are You?
Western Kentucky.

4. What month and day where you born?
August 6th.

5. Other info you want to share.
Married to the same man for 22 years! We adopted a homeless dog named Mya last year whom we adore and affectionately call "the Goat-Dog".

I love love love sewing and quilting and am always in the middle of a sewing project. I have a blog where I document a lot of that(linked below).

I have 50 pounds to lose and I have finally found the motivation and a great resource in SP to get the job done! Looking forward to getting to know you!


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What is your user name? Carol/Carolinamused
Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Nope, and I miss it very much after 22 years in libraries - public, law, and hospital. I now teach in an online MLS program.
Are you a student? Yes, I am in the last year of my PhD in LIS (just getting ready to present my research proposal)
Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) I'm in Texas
What month and day where you born? July 17
Other info you want to share. I was attracted to libraries because I met some absolutely awesome people who were librarians. They seemed to be living their values in a way that most do not. I have never regretted the decision for a single moment

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Hi I am new to SparkPeople but a professional yo-yo dieter. I have been in education for 26 years and in a library for 18yrs.OMG where did the time go? Currently I am in a Middle School library or an Elementary library in Progreso, Texas. My job assignment will change so I am just glad I have a job. I love summer so I can get healthy for the school year.


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I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me.

We need each other.
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Hi! I've been on SparkPeople for two years, but I've finally gotten the rubber to meet the road and I'm rolling!

My name is Maggie, and I'm a 29 year old high school librarian in Florida. I just completed my 6th year teaching, they go so quickly! I got my MLS from the University of South Florida in 2008, and I am so glad to have a break from grad school. I hope to go back in a couple of years to get another MA and work toward becoming an academic librarian, but we'll see where life takes me.

I can't wait to get to know you all!

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Hi! I'm Katy. I've got a year to go in the UW MLIS program. (can't wait to be done.) I'm 25; got my undergraduate in English. currently working now in a small public library and loving it. :) Hope to one day be a library director. I'm really excited to have found this team; it's nice to have this and fitness/health goals in common with people.

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Hi. I just found you all. After I got my MLS almost 40 years ago, I worked as director of a small public library for several years. When both my children were in college, I left the library to work--much more $$--for a utility company where I eventually beame a technical analyst. I've been retired from there for almost 16 years.
I've done taxes and various other things during those years, but today I found a perfect volunteer job. In a LIBRARY! The library is part of an organization that provides transitional housing and training for homeless women.
Let's see. I live in northeast Ohio with my 2 cats.I have a pot--or should I say container--garden on my condo patio and hope to raise most of my summer veggies. My birthday is January 28, the day William Butler Yeats died.


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Hey y'all! I am 26 year old Kelli (with an "i"), and I'm currently enrolled in the University of South Carolina's MLIS program, going the school media route. My undergrad degree is from Charleston Southern University: BS in Elementary Education and teacher certification.


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Self delusion is sucking in your gut when you stand on the bathroom scale.

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. - Doug Larson

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot... -Audrey Hepburn

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25


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Hi all! My name is Rachael and I work for a library in the thumb of Michigan. I am the branch story hour leader and also the librarian at our northern most (read "rural") branch. I just got my MLS in December and started full time this week.

I'm 25, dating a 22 year old rockabilly musician, and am currently living with my parents again. We are winners! Ha, ha. I enjoy reading (surprise), lists, and hanging out with friends and going out to see my boyfriend's gigs. I also dig cemeteries, and it's almost that season out here!

Last year I lost 15 lbs while I was living with my ex and directly after the break up. (Heartache makes food not so yummy.) However, since moving home and finding a boy who loves to feed me, I've put 10 back on. I'm jsut looking to get myself back under control and on track.

Looking forward to losing with you!

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I am a former elementary librarian. I taught 1st grade for 13 years, then a librarian for 8 years and am now in my 4th year as an elementary principal. I know...I'm crazy! Believe me sometimes I think, "Boy, the library sure was a lot more quiet than the office!" For sure, a lot less stressful. Anyway, I hope you will let me participate in your librarian group. I miss hanging out with librarians! They are great people!

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My name is Shauna. I am in my second year as a library technician at a high school library in Prince Albert, SK. I was so lucky to get this job!

When my kids were both in school and I was approaching 40 I decided it was time for a real career. Libraries have always been one of my favorite places in the world and since I already had a BA in English it was an easy decision. But I was torn: Should I go through a masters program, get an education degree, or take a 2 year tech program.

Thank goodness I chose well with door number 3! In my tech course I fell in love with school libraries. I finished my course, did some subbing and lo & behold our school board revamped the library system. Very few teacher librarians, no more clerks, just library technicians to do everything from circulation to processing to information work to acquisitions.

I love my job. So much variety -- and I love working with teenagers. They are a lot less scary than many of you would think.

Hopefully Spark People will help me to look less like a stereotypical librarian!
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What is your user name? AEBROWNSON or Ann
Do you work in a library? If so, what type? I am a university professor and librarian at a state university. I am the Education Librarian and also run the Teachers Center so I buy juvenile books and also preK-12 textbooks.
Are you a student? No..but I'm around them everyday!Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) East Central Illinois.

What month and day where you born? May 16
Other info you want to share. I'm leaving on a great trip to Europe with my sister in a few weeks.

Thanks to all my SparkFriends who have supported me through this journey to health!


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What a nice treat to find this group today. It looks like a fun bunch.

What is your user name? CON1120 (aka Connie)

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? I am administrative assistant in a high school library.

Are you a student? No..but I learn something new every day.
Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Fairfax, VA...a suburb of Wash., DC

What month and day where you born? Nov. 20

Other info you want to share. I've worked in the library since '91. I have two children and three grandkids. I'm originally from the Phila. area.

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What is your user name? Catatecaria
Do you work in a library? Yes!

If so, what type? Public library as the Youth Services Librarian

Are you a student? No, but some days I think about going back to school for history, art, massage therapy, archaeology...

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Madison, WI

Other info: I've been a children's librarian for 5 years. It's my secret to staying young (I mean, c'mon, I 'shake my sillies out' every week (my favorite story time song)).

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Hello!!!!
I'm a hospital librarian in Wisconsin for Mayo Health System. I love what I do. I have a 2.5 hour commute daily, which is the tricky part for fitting exercise in.

I graduated with my MLS in 2001 from Emporia State in KS and actually don't read all that much, because I don't have time. If I had time, I would read about mutlisport events and wellness, self-helpy sorts of stuff.

I have a 7 year old daughter and would rather make sure that she has reading materials than I do.

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P.S. and I don't follow directions well. Lol

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Hi!

I'm Elise (username Betaniknits), and I work in acquisitions at a public library in Northwest Indiana. So glad to find this group!

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My tribe!

What is your user name? Allycatwirt

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Yes! I worked in the Youth Services Department at a public Library for 3 years and have been working in 3 different branches since November '09.

Are you a student? Not anymore. Now I'm a student loan repayer.

Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) California

What month and day where you born? August 14

Other info you want to share.
I have 5 cats, 1 fiance and a drawer full of beautiful blank notebooks that I dream of having time to fill someday...

I am SO happy to find y'all here!!!

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So cool to find a group like you guys!

What is your user name? MisZee.. That's what the kids call me, since have difficulty with my first name!

Do you work in a library? If so, what type? I'm in a small town rural library working as the Children's Librarian. My goal is to keep them off the streets, so we do a lot of crazy stuff! However, many of the 'senior adults' ask me to help them too! They are just as sweet as the little ones I think.

Where in the World Are You? A little bitty town in the Panhandle of Florida.

What month and day where you born? June 30

Other info you want to share. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for over 20 years! I have one soldier boy and two college daughters.
I don't knit (saw that a lot) but I do love to sew doll clothes for Asian Ball Joint dolls.. We have four dogs and four cats that live happily with each other! emoticon


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I was thrilled to find a group of librarians! And who wouldn't be?
What is your user name? Lunadragon
Do you work in a library? Yes If so, what type? Small rural public library in eastern CT
Are you a student? Not officially at this time, got my MLIS while working ft as library director.
Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in)Eastern Connecticut
What month and day where you born? October 5
Other info you want to share. Married for nearly 30 years, over 50, started out in art, but ended up in the special Biblical library where my dh went to school.

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong
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Hi all -

I'm a high school librarian at a private school in L.A. Love my job - I work in the most beautiful small library and the kids are fun and amazing and make me laugh every day!

Before this job I was freelancing and working at home.. the computer was in my kitchen.. big mistake!! Now I'm working on losing the 22 pounds I gained over 2 years to get back to my fightin' weight! 4 down, 18 to go!

Anyway, great to see some other smart, cool librarian folk here! Looking forward to making new internet friends.

LIBRARIANS RULE!

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Hi, I'm Jennifer. I work at a history/genealogy library in Cleveland, Ohio. My original specialty was cataloging, but now I do all phases of collection management. I've been a librarian for a little over five years. My birthday is Dec. 13th.

I joined SparkPeople about a month ago to motivate myself to exercise more frequently. The online tracking tools are great!



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Hi everyone! I'm Kat, I'm 26, and I'm a grad student at Simmons in Boston, working on my MLIS and my certification to be a school librarian (elementary, preferably). I'll be done this summer, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a position for the 2010-11 school year, hopefully in Florida, so I can move down south with my sweetie (he's been waiting so patiently!).
My birthday is February 22, and I've already told the family that I want angel food cake with strawberries this year instead of the traditional German Chocolate monstrosity.
My biggest struggle right now is keeping on track while doing my practicum and taking classes and working; it's so much easier to stop at the Dunkin Donuts than to make dinner.

To eventually be able to wear size 8 pants again.


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Hi!
My name is Jo Ann and I've worked for my town library in New Jersey for the past 15 years in various positions. I finished my Grad work 2 years ago and I am now the Young Adult Librarian. My short term goal is to lose 30 lbs by the end of May when I go on vacation. I'm looking forward to doing some hiking without being winded and having to stop often due to aching muscles.

You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. -Maya Angelou

Just do it. -Nike

Never give up, never surrender! - Commander Peter Quincy Taggart (Galaxy Quest)


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Hi!
My name is Jo Ann and I've worked for my town library in New Jersey for the past 15 years in various positions. I finished my Grad work 2 years ago and I am now the Young Adult Librarian. My short term goal is to lose 30 lbs by the end of May when I go on vacation. I'm looking forward to doing some hiking without being winded and having to stop often due to aching muscles.

You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. -Maya Angelou

Just do it. -Nike

Never give up, never surrender! - Commander Peter Quincy Taggart (Galaxy Quest)


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I forgot to add my birthday.
It's March 7.

Be yourself and others will follow.


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My name is Amber.I live in Georgia. I've worked for my local public library for 2 1/2 years now. I was a reference assistance but have been a branch manager for 1 1/2 years now. I love working at the library.I love books and this is the perfect place. Desk work along with poor choices has helped to add on the weight. Now I'm ready to take it off.

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I'm working on finishing my education and spend lots of time working in the school library. It's a blast. I love it! I have my fingers crossed that I'll be able to find a good position once I get some schooling under my belt. I am 32 years old with 2 kids ages 8 and 9. I have my black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and hope to have my black sash in Tai Chi in another few months. Yes, librarians ARE sexy!

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What is your user name? My user name is Howkim (mandarin for gold coin, I understand). My real name is Mary
Do you work in a library? If so, what type? Well, I am the library. I work in Corporate America.
Are you a student? Not any more. I think 1.75 bachelors and 3 masters are enough for now.
Where in the World Are You? (Geographic area you live in) Miami
What month and day where you born? December 24
Other info you want to share.

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I am a librarian by experience rather than a schooled-librarian.

I am a Circulation Supervisor for over 20 years in Crystal River, Florida.

I am so busy with everything else that I haven't had time to read lately. It's usually an audio book while I'm working out.

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I am not new to Sparkpeople, but new to the idea of actually STICKING WITH IT! Someone suggested I join some teams for support, so here I am. I am a middle school media specialist, though I think I would be happy as an academic librarian, public librarian or medical librarian, or almost any other library job! Life's too short to do all of them! I'm excited to see the Librarian Team!!

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I am from Pocataligo, GA, 22 years old and happily married to the love of my life. I have a relationship with Jesus Christ and he is the reason for all the wonderful things in my life.I am currently studying at Emmanuel College to become an English or Language Arts Teacher. I also work two part time jobs. One as a Librarian and another looking after an elderly lady with Alzheimers. Look forward to joining each of you on your weight loss journey.

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Hi!

I know how you feel - I would really like to lose 50 pounds, but for now I will happily settle for 30, and then see where it goes from there. I'm almost done with my MLIS as well, although I am already working as a children's librarian - it's wonderful!

Feel free to add me as a friend - I can really use the support!

Anything can be done - there is nothing to fear. Except clowns. Always fear clowns.


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Hi all!

My name is Jenna and I'm 27 years old (June 6th), living in Jacksonville, FL. I'm in the last semester of my MLIS program at FSU, and just started my internship under the children's librarian at a branch of the St. John's Co. PL. I love working with kids and hope to find a job, somewhere (anywhere!), as a youth services librarian! Can you tell I'm open to relocating? Ha!

I would like to lose about 60 pounds altogether, but for now my goal is about 35. I just would like to be in better shape, and a confidence boost wouldn't hurt. I look forward to getting to know you all!



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What? A librarian Team?

I'M SO EXCITED (Can you sense my thrill?)!!!!!

I'm Karin and I'm a school librarian (who also teaches 8th and 9th grade English).

I love my job, and I think librarians are one of the most under appreciated professions in the world. After all, without a librarian, how many of us would read (be at a book, newspaper, or whatever?).

I'm excited to have a Librarian Team!!!

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Hi!

Congratulations on your baby! I'm glad I found this group, too. Good luck with your goals :)

Do or do not - there is no try.

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Hello!

I am so glad I found this page! My name is Christilynn, and I am currently in library school. I work as a trainee in two different public libraries in Long Island, NY - I am a Children's Librarian in one, and an Adult Librarian in the other. I have 3 classes left until I finish my degree. I am 31 years old, and I have been married to my wonderful hubby for 5 years. I am also the proud mommy of a 5 month old baby boy! My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds by June!

Anything can be done - there is nothing to fear. Except clowns. Always fear clowns.


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Hello!

I am so glad I found this page! My name is Christilynn, and I am currently in library school. I work as a trainee in two different public libraries in Long Island, NY - I am a Children's Librarian in one, and an Adult Librarian in the other. I have 3 classes left until I finish my degree. I am 31 years old, and I have been married to my wonderful hubby for 5 years. I am also the proud mommy of a 5 month old baby boy! My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds by June!

Anything can be done - there is nothing to fear. Except clowns. Always fear clowns.


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Hello all! My username is MTNPEACH, and I work as a paraprofessional in public services at a very large ARL (Association of Research Libraries) library in the southern US. My husband is a research librarian in the same library. My birthday is Jan 24, and feel free to call me 'Peach'. :)

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Hey Everyone!
I'm 28 and live in Kentucky with my sweet husband and our two crazy boys :)

I am studying to be a school librarian!

Glad to be on a team with all of you and I hope to get to know you all better.

Oh, and I am also a knitter!

Do or do not - there is no try.

- Yoda


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Hey Everyone!
I'm 28 and live in Kentucky with my sweet husband and our two crazy boys :)

I am studying to be a school librarian!

Glad to be on a team with all of you and I hope to get to know you all better.

Oh, and I am also a knitter!

Do or do not - there is no try.

- Yoda


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A step aerobics instructor! Wow. I'm lucky to make it through just one class! . . . . Hmmm. Maybe there really is a connection between knitting and librarians. I find knitting is a type of meditation for me. I love it. Welcome to the team.
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I'm (and have been forEVER!) the director of a small public library in eastern VA. If you read Library Journal Hotlines - Sept. 2008, mine is the library that held the bug banquet during our Summer Reading Program. And if you work in a library, ask me about our Adopt-a-Computer program! Boy has that been successful.

As director of a really small library I get to do it all, though I have great help from my staff. Also, everyone knows us and everyone thinks we have read every book in the library. It's cute if wrong.

Like a lot of librarians, I also knit - don't know what the connection is there - but a lot of us do. I have one grown son, three great dogs and a fabulous husband. I live on a farm that's been in the family for generations but neither of us are farmers. We rent it out to a cousin.

It took me forever to come up with some health & fitness goals but when I finally did I realized I'd like to be a step aerobics instructor and in 2010 I plan to start that process.

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My name is Lori, and I am the circulation clerk at Lubbock Christian University, in Lubbock, TX. I have been married 22 years do a dear man, have four adult children and one grandson. I'll be 51 on the 21st of February. I worked as the administrative assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies for 11 years, but when I moved to the library, I FOUND MY NICHE! I absolutely love college kids (my two sons are also at this univ.), and I love the librarians I work with. I was pleasantly surprised today when someone alerted me to the following write-up about me in the school newspaper. Once again, I was called a librarian, but the other librarians were very gracious about it and we all just smiled a knowing smile at the huge difference! emoticon Here is the address (it will pretty much say it all!): http://www.thedustertoday.com/index.php?op
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Hi everyone, I'm Suzanne. I'm currently not working in a library, though I have several applications out, and I had an interview yesterday (that I don't think went so well). I plan on getting my MLS through distance learning within the next 3 years or so. I live in the far Northwest suburbs of Chicago, almost to the Wisconsin border, and my birthday is July 23rd. I have a lot of weight to lose, and I really hope I can do it this time.

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I work at township library in near Grand Rapids, MI. I did not take formal classes in library science so I am an assistant. I help get materials ready for programs for adults and I also help with some reference questions.

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Hiyas!

I've been in librarianship 20+ years, as cataloguer, reference librarian, branch manager and currently work as disability and multicultural librarian.

I'm on the way to retraining as a mind-body therapist and naturopath, an area that's held my heart for a number of years. I enjoy the mental stimulation and variety that my job offers, but it's time to flex different muscles and work in a field which heals as much as it educates.

Other than that, I'm at the tail end of a journey which has seen me lose buckets of weight and replace it with wellness and balance :) Sparkpeople, and it's fine members and staff have been with me all the way!

cheers,

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