Recently I talked with Sallie Alger, a retired library faculty who is volunteering at the Center.
Why do you volunteer?
I am a high energy person who likes to be involved in campus, church, and community programs and I derive a sense of satisfaction by contributing to all. I believe that we have a responsibility to give back to our church and community as our time, talents, and funds allow!
To that end, I have volunteered at the local community library for approximately 25 years and with the Optimist Club of Berrien Springs for about 15 years, serving as president for one year, vice-president several times, and currently as a director. I have also held several offices at the Pioneer Memorial Church and have been a PMC Elder for 10 or 12 years. I just finished a two year volunteer position at Adventist Frontier Missions where I cataloged their library of 800 books and also served as a development representative—visiting and contacting donors in a five state region. I have also served on the local REACH board for approximately 10 years.
Hobbies and Activities
Reading, exercise, travel and, most importantly, our grandsons—Carter, 11, and Boden, 7 who live in Grand Rapids with their parents, Christopher (our son) and Jean (our lovely daughter-in-law)!
Sallie Alger is a retired library faculty who is back volunteering at the Center for Adventist Research cataloging the backlog of over 3,000 Seventh-day Adventist periodicals! She worked at the James White Library for 20+ years in various departments and capacities and ended her career there as Head of Bibliographic Services/S.A.I.L. Departments.
Katy Wolfer, Special Projects Manager / Hopes spring is near as she learns all she can about permaculture and no-till gardens.