marc spector

marc spector

Page (clerical) at local library


Bayport Blue Point Library

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduated community college with an associates in liberal arts in 1997 from low income school.
Didn't really know what I wanted to do, so for over 5 years just kinda mooched around not doing much.
Went to a day program at SBU designed to help people with various emotional disorders.
Met someone who inspired me to "turn my life-around"in 2006.
Moved out of my parents home in Stony Brook in 2006. Moved into group home system.
Got a job in 2009 doing basic food pantry service to a VERY underprivileged low income community.
Started at ClubHouse of Suffolk shortly thereafter which changed my perspective on life and things.
Obtained my 2nd part time job at Blue Point Bayport Library in 2014.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Suffolk County Community College

Career

Page (clerical) at local library

I alphabetize, categorize, and organize books and put them appropriately on the shelves.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Travel
Being Creative

Day to Day

A great day at work would include putting books, magazines, CD's, and DVD's in the right order back onto the shelves where they came from. In addition to that, I would do some shifting (moving books around so that they can fit), shelf-reading (checking to see if the books are in the right order), and weeding (getting rid of old outdated books that no longer fit). I might also assist my boss in doing a community activity or a special library program!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Skills: Accuracy, reliability, organization, dedication, systematic methodical way of thinking. Training: I have a job coach who assists me with my tasks due to my learning disability which often prevents me from focusing and concentrating fully. This primarily serves as a back-up even though I can basically do the tasks by myself. Experience: None really.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Develop a methodical systematic way of doing things, get acclimated with the Dewey Decimal System, and get a variety of interests (academic). Become familiar with different genres and authors.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"It's too limited. It's not going to lead to a "respectable" career or profession."

Challenges I Overcame

OCD
Learning Issues