Meet Demetra Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Specialist for the Mississippi Library Commission. Ms. Hayes celebrated her tenth anniversary at MLC this month. In addition to her regular duties at the circulation desk, like checking books in and out, Demetra is also responsible for making sure books are returned in a timely manner and for relief at the front desk. She assists with many special projects in the Library Services Department, as well. For example, one that she found fascinating involved compiling a list of all the Mississippi state agency newsletters. "Who knew Mississippi had all those agencies?!"
Ms. Hayes says that she loves telling people about MLC's services, like the fact that anyone with a Mississippi public library card in good standing with their local public library is eligible for an MLC card. Her favorite part of her job is helping the public one-on-one. She says, "I love to interact with patrons and to learn their likes and dislikes, especially the elderly."
Demetra loves to read all sorts of books on all kinds of subjects. She especially likes fiction about relationships, family, drama, and romance, as well as nonfiction spiritual and self-help books. When she's not working, you can find her in her garden, where she loves to grow beautiful flowers. Along with many other lucky Mississippians, she has some gorgeous azaleas blooming right now! She also loves to cook.