Mineral County Library staff and members of the Board of Trustees are delighted to welcome students Brea Schlepp, Hunter Mitchell, and Rachel LaBerta as Library Pages. The three students, all members of the National Honor Society, will work throughout the school year as their school schedules and extracurricular activities allow.
Brea, an enthusiastic MCHS cheerleader, previously volunteered at the library and sees this experience as a good training ground for college and professional work. Hunter has worked in the food industry for most of her work experience and is excited to change gears and now learn about library work. She is the junior treasurer for the MCHS Student Council and manages the varsity football team. Rachel has played basketball for many years, but this year she is concentrating on her schoolwork as well as the Library Page job. All three girls are planning to attend college and see their library training as good college prep work.
The Library Pages will train throughout the year in all aspects of library work and will learn valuable workplace skills that include customer service, office procedures, and managing technology. The training will also help them learn how to fully use a library, a skill that will help immensely with college. This is an opportunity for Mineral County Library to participate in youth workforce development by providing unique vocational training that will give these young community members an understanding of the library and its importance to the community.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Nevada State Library and Archives. These funds help our rural library to offer projects that expand our outreach and help us to help this community in ways that will make a difference. Because grants are always undertaken with the hope that projects may be sustainable and continue, Mineral County Library will be looking for ways to continue the Library Page project in the future.