The member in this month’s spotlight is Robyn Doppke, facilitator of the NEFLIN Teen Services Interest Group.

“I first started my library career when I was a student at FJC now known as FSCJ, in the year 1993. I began working as a student assistant in the now defunct media library, which was below the book/periodical library at FJC. I was able to study and watch many movies while working.   

Also, on Sundays I would work in the book library with a wonderful librarian from UNF. I would talk with her every Sunday and I knew once I graduated with my B.A. that I wanted to get my Masters in Library Science. I went to FSU and at that time classes were online and on campus. I loved every bit of it.   

Before graduation I worked in a High School library, not knowing a thing, but I managed to learn how to run a library while going to grad school and working at a high school. I have also worked in several colleges – my first and favorite was Jacksonville Art Institute where I was Director of the Library.  From there I went to Beijing, China, working as a International Librarian.

Since I have been home I have worked as a Librarian at a College and now I am with the Alachua County School System. I am a media specialist/librarian, where I am the on campus tech person, teach a maker space class and of course run the library. I love what I do and I cannot imagine doing anything else.”