NMRT Member of the Week Spotlight: Emily Bayci

Emily Bayci

Naperville Public Library

Children’s Services Librarian

What’s your job like?

Getting kids and their caregivers excited about books and technology! And having fun!

What are some things you like about your job or working in libraries in general?

I like being able to wear funky clothes and getting away with it (I’m currently wearing a giant purple tutu).
I like getting to know families and people from the community.
I like having inside scoop on all the latest books, movies, tv shows. Though I need a few more hours in the day!
I like hanging out with children and wearing funky hats!

What’s a project or committee you’re working on right now that you’re excited about?

I’m going to be on the Newbery Committee and I am beyond excited and honored to read ALL THE BOOKS!

What got you interested in libraries?

I always read books and went to the library while growing up (my childhood library was in a mall) and the librarians weren’t always the nicest. I vowed that I could try to make things better, because libraries are so awesome!

What is one of your favorite things about NMRT?

I like how it has unique and fun opportunities.

Do you have any advice for other new librarians?

Don’t be afraid to go for it!! Never think of yourself as underqualified, just put yourself out there!

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