Karen Holt has been the library supervisor at the Maidu Library for the past year and has been working in the Roseville city library system for 12 years. She is a graduate of USC with a master's degree in library science and also has a master's degree in business administration. Holt grew up in Southern California and has lived in the Auburn area for 17 years. She and her husband are the parents of two children “ one a student at UC Santa Cruz and the other a student at Placer High School. 1. How did you choose library science as a career? I've always liked books. I read a lot when I was little. (Working in a library), you can learn about things and can tie those into the job. It's a job where you learn a little about a lot of things. 2. What kind of books did you read when you were growing up? I liked fantasies a lot. I read the Narnia series when I was young. I also read biographies of historical figures. 3. How have libraries changed since you started your career? When I started, we had a huge card file. That's long gone. Everything now is in the computer. People can look things up online now. There's much greater access to information. 4. What kind of programs are offered to Roseville library patrons? We offer Storytime for preschoolers and also Mother Goose on the Loose for kids up to age 5. That includes 1-year-olds and that's something new. We have Tales to Tails where kids who have trouble reading aloud read to a dog. Each dog in the program has a trainer. It helps the kids get over their problems of reading in public. We're also taking a look at the ˜boomer market,' to figure out what they want to see in their libraries. 5. With so much material being available online, do you miss the interaction with the public? Actually we have a lot of people coming in, so there's still a lot of interaction. People come in to use the computers or to research something.