Meet a Member: Chelsea Seddon

Chelsea SeddonWhere do you work?
Roanoke Public Libraries

What is your current position?
Branch Manager

When did you first know that you wanted to be a librarian?
I have always frequented and loved libraries, but it wasn't until several years after college that I realized that a lot of my interests, talents, and work experience were all converging in one place: the library. So I started volunteering at my local library and knew it was the right fit.

What was your first library job?
Unpaid? Library Volunteer. Paid? Library Assistant

What is your favorite part of librarianship?
It would probably be a tie between helping people with technology and having lively discussions with patrons about their latest read or watch. I love helping make something easier that is often frustrating, and I also love to see the passion that a really good (or really bad!) book or movie ignites in people.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you on the job?
Dressing up as a Game of Thrones character for trick-or-treating at the library and having little kids call me "Khaleesi."

If you could have anything in the universe installed in your office for your personal use, what would it be?
A really nice espresso machine! ...or a TARDIS.

What is something your colleagues would be surprised to know about you?
Ich spreche Deutsch. And I love spicy food.

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