Employee Spotlight 02: Shay Joines


Shay Joines photographed in the M.P. Baker Library.

PC: What is your official position at Panola College:

SJ: Public Services Assistant

PC: What department do you currently work in at Panola College:

SJ: The Library

PC: How does your position help Panola College students?

SJ: I assist students in locating print and online information for research assignments. I teach students how to use the printer, scanner, online catalog, 3D printer, and microfilm reader. I create guides for instructors which give students quick access to information needed for assignments. I develop online galleries for students who cannot visit them on the main campus. I answer general questions online, over the phone, and face-to-face.

PC: What is your favorite thing about Panola College?

SJ: What I like about Panola College is how helpful and kind everyone is, especially the ladies I work with who are always willing to offer a helping hand. I think it’s important to work with people collaboratively, and everyone I have worked with at Panola has been great. We really are a family that works well together.

PC: What does your department offer Panola College students?

SJ: The M.P. Baker Library offers many things for students, faculty, and staff. We have print and online materials on most anything you could need. We have many areas for studying, such as study rooms, study pods, a collaboration room, tables by the windows if you like a view, and comfortable seating too. The Library staff is available to assist students with any questions. We have computers, Chromebooks, hotspots, a 3D printer, charging stations, and games for students to use. We also have a gallery for anyone to enjoy.

PC: How long have you been at Panola College?

SJ: 3 years in March.

PC: Are you a Panola College Alumni?

SJ: Yes, I attended Panola from 2012 to 2014 as a dual credit student, and from 2014 to 2015 as a full-time student.

PC: What do you do with your free time?

SJ: In my free time I enjoy reading anything and everything, attending the Shreveport Symphony and Shreveport Opera, and watching hockey. The Pittsburgh Penguins are my favorite team. I also love watching my little brother and all my nieces and nephews play all of their various sports.

We would like to thank Shay Joines. Keep an eye open for more spotlights, coming soon.