From Social Worker to Librarian

Story from the North Jefferson News.

GARDENDALE NJ — Gina Robertson has a lot on her plate at the Gardendale-Martha Moore public library.

She works in adult services, meaning she specifically helps adults with doing things like ordering books and videos, as well as working the front desk occasionally and cataloging books into the library’s computer system.

“I like that it can be very different day to day,” said Robertson.

Robertson was a social worker before she got her master’s degree in library science.

“You put a lot of heart and soul into a job like that, and it’s easy to burn out. I loved what I did, but I wanted a career change,” she said. Robertson said there was opportunity for social work in her library job as well.

“People come in here and they want help with resumes, and finding jobs, they can’t find their books, they need to get something for their kids... The library is a place where the community can come and all share the same resources,” she said.

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