It’s Their Job: Heather Christiansen

By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent

Name: Heather Christensen
Job: Youth services librarian Portales Public Library
Background: Heather Christensen received a Bachelors in English at the University of Wyoming and then went on to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for a Masters in Library Science. She then spent several years at home raising children.
Time on job: Since Oct. 8, 2007

Q. Describe what your job entails?
A. I’m in charge of ordering all of the books for children, and teens, and young adults (age 12-18). There is also programming for storytime every week for preschool ages (3-5) and usually there is a craft activity and lap time for babies age (0-1). There are also after school programs and puppet shows plus book reviews for the Portales News Tribune. I also maintain the children’s and teen blog Web site at: