Happy 50th Anniversary to SCLSNJ’s Shining Star – Shirley Todoroff
By Rebecca Sandoval, technical services manager
There are times in our lives when we meet someone unforgettable. Whether it’s their smile, wit or kind words, something about that person creates a memory that stays with us forever — a memory that warms our hearts, brings a smile to our faces, and gives us joy.
I have had the privilege of meeting such a person: she is a Supervisor in the SCLSNJ technical services department, Shirley Todoroff. Shirley is celebrating her 50th year with SCLSNJ, and in that amount of time, she has weathered many changes, reported to many different bosses, seen the demise of the card catalog, and embraced the technology that allows us to see just what the library has from our home, our phones, and anywhere in between.
Shirley likes to call herself “a Tech Services girl,” and I can attest that this is the absolute truth. Shirley watches the flow of the room, adjusts work needs, and alerts us to priorities, to workflow problems, and everything in between.
Even though she’s a Tech Services girl, Shirley has been on many committees in her time, and is no stranger to our colleagues in circulation and public services. She is often the go-to person when someone walks into the technical services department. Shirley’s warm smile and her knowledge proceed her, and it’s no doubt in SCLSNJ, that if you ask Shirley a question, she will point you in the right direction.
So, here’s a heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to our unforgettable Tech Services Queen, Shirley Todoroff, who has blessed us with her presence for 50 years! Shirley has made an impact that we will never forget!
Here are some books published in 1970, the year Shirley started her career at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey.
- “Ball Four” by Jim Bouton
- “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
- “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West” by Dee Brown, narrated by Grover Gardner
- “Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake
- “Frog and Toad Are Friends” by Arnold Lobel
- “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach
- “Love Story” by Erich Segal
- “Papillon” by Henri Charriere