Renee Reckner

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What better place for a lover of literature to be than the library. Meet Renee Reckner, one of the Somerset librarians

What is your history in Somerset?

I’ve lived here all my life! I went to school here and was on student council and a part of the Somerset Honor Society. I was very academically involved and graduated in 2017.

How long have you been with the Somerset Public Library and what's your job been like thus far?

I’ve been working at the library for over three years now and absolutely love it. I started as a shelver and am now a circulation librarian that is deeply involved with our Scott History & Genealogy Room. I began by helping copy a few items to now having organized and cataloged our history collection. It has been so wonderful to see the library develop and grow so that we have more room to meet the needs of the community.

The history room, for example, used to be made up of one filing cabinet and four boxes tucked in the corner of a multipurpose room but now has its own separate space with treasures that have been uncovered from storage.

How did you get involved?

I have loved reading since elementary school and so a job at the library seemed like the perfect place for me to be.

What is your favorite part about your work?

My favorite part about my work is being able to see the direct impact I can have on anyone who uses the library and history room. It is a great reward to put effort into a project and then be able to witness people benefiting and utilizing my work.

Outside of this, what else might you be doing?

Is it too cliché to say reading? In that case, I love writing, painting and spending time with my family and friends.

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