Meet Your Librarian: Mollie Honan
Mollie Honan received the call to librarianship her senior year of high school. The sign came from the book Ex-Libris by Ross King. Not many would find themselves envious of a wrinkled old man who handled even more wrinkled manuscripts every day, but such was the case. There were, of course, other signs: a love of books, a love of reading (yes, there is a difference), and a superior role model in the form of her high school librarian, Karol Sacca (now Branch Manager of the Parachute Branch Library).
Armed with at least a general heading in life, if not with absolute purpose, Mollie headed to Oregon. There she studied writing and literature, worked in the university library, and ran hurdles.
Thus trained and wearing the appropriate librarian bun and glasses, Mollie returned to the Rocky Mountains. While searching for library jobs, she began coaching middle school sports, specifically volleyball, basketball, and track. In 2010, she began working part time at the Gordon Cooper Branch as a library assistant and now enjoys the title, “Circulation Coordinator.” One library job, however, could not quell the calling. What began as volunteer work soon turned into a part time job as the Carbondale Middle School librarian, where she recommends books to unsuspecting students. Now with a perfect complement of two libraries and coaching, Mollie plans to take over the world… one book at a time.