Librarian Mrs. Elizabeth Cavazos has been heavily impacted by the absence of her former library assistant Mrs. Diana Salinas, both emotionally and professionally. Salinas applied for an attendance clerk position outside of Carter and she got the job. Cavazos will now have a new library assistant to work with, Mrs. Ruth Flores.
When Mrs. Cavazos was notified by Mrs. Salinas that she was going to apply for the job of attendance clerk she was unhappy with that news. Cavazos feels sad that she will not be working with Mrs. Salinas anymore on a daily basis. Mrs. Cavazos said that not working with Mrs. Salinas anymore will be hard because they have worked together for so long and she is comfortable with her.
Our new library assistant Mrs. Flores works with Thelma R. Salinas T Stem Early College High School but will now be working at the Carter library Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday of the month. Mrs. Cavazos is very grateful to have a new assistant following the departure of Mrs. Salinas. Flores helps out with the chaotic lunch rush as well as with supervising students throughout the day.
Mrs. Cavazos said that Mrs. Flores has adjusted quite well to our campus environment. Mrs. Flores brings with her a lot of experience working in libraries with early college students. The librarian will be a great fit for our library and school.
Mrs. Cavazos says that she would love for Mrs. Salinas to return to the library full time someday ,”That would be a dream come true,” she said.
September 17, 2019 was Mrs. Diana Salinas’ last day at the library.
Salinas says that at first she was excited, but then reality sank in along with the sadness of realizing she would not be working with Mrs. Cavazos. “It has been a very big adjustment for me since I grew up in a library. Mrs. Cavazos is an amazing lady. I would love to go back to my old job, but I must tough it out because I wanted to and still do learn more as far as office work. I love my position, it’s a lot of different assignments, but I think I will be okay,” she said.