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Monday, February 29, 2016

Meet MLC Monday: Jerry Roberts

Meet Jerry Roberts, Circulation Services Coordinator for Talking Book Services at the Mississippi Library Commission! Mr. Roberts is a Renaissance man when it comes to his job: he supervises circulation services and machine lending for TBS, prepares digital books for patrons, determines which books MLC no longer needs and sends them back to the National Library Service, and makes copies of locally-recorded books and magazines. He even knows how to repair those digital machines! We've been very lucky to have him at MLC for 25 years.

Jerry says that when he began his job all those years ago in 1991, he liked it because it was low stress, even with all the work he had to do. Now, he just plain loves it. "I've really grown to see the importance of my job. I love my job; I love providing entertainment and information to people. For many of our patrons, we are their only access to any sort of activity."

Mr. Roberts likes to run and play basketball. He also recently took up piano lessons. He's a big reader and will read almost anything, but his favorite books are about music and musicians. Jerry is a big Peyton Manning fan, but he likes Cam Newton, too. We expect he had a load of fun during the Super Bowl earlier this month!

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