For the public: Lindsey Cleveland |

For the public: Lindsey Cleveland

Lindsey Cleveland
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Where I live: Penn Valley.

My job title: Library technician at the Madelyn Helling Library.

What I do in my job: My main responsibility is interlibrary loans. If our county doesn’t have a book, then I try and get it from another library for the patrons. I do this for all the five branches.

Why my job is important to the public: It gives them access to a wider base of books.

The special skills and talents I bring to my job: I like puzzle-solving, and looking for books is like puzzle solving.

The best part of my job: The people.

A day at work I’ll always remember is … : The day they told us that Laverne (a co-worker) died.

How I got my job: I got it because I was a volunteer. Then I was a temp when they needed someone. I applied through the county, and I started as an assistant one and then assistant two. I helped the last library tech and I tutored under her to learn the job.

How long I’ve been working here: Two and a half years. I worked for 13 years before this at a bookstore.

My dream job would be: This is it – this is great. I love the puzzle solving. I love working with books. I love the technical and detail-oriented aspects of it.

My family: I have a husband and two daughters who went to school here and are grown up now.

My hobbies: Fiber arts – weaving, spinning, basketry.

When I was a kid, I … : Rode horses and made things – knitted. Mostly I rode horses.

My dream vacation: I’m a homebody so just having time off to do what I like to do.

If a movie were made of my life, I would be played by: Auntie Mame.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My husband and my friends.

The best book I’ve read lately: “The Full Cupboard of Life” by Alexander McCall Smith.

I like living in Nevada County because … : The people are friendly and it’s rural and it’s beautiful. I’ve lived here for 27 years.


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