Business & Science Librarian
How long have you been with the University?
Since July 6, 2010; a little over 7 years
Favorite part of the job?
My favorite parts of the job are working with students and faculty on their research projects and collection development.
What’s your favorite book/author?
Alvin Toffler’s books are some of my favorites. When I was an undergraduate I read The Third Wave (about how the information revolution would transform society). In this 1980 book Toffler described the “prosumer” where consumer would become a producer à la Facebook. By the way, there is new book by Steve Case, founder of AOL, titled The Third Wave which was inspired by Toffler’s original book. We have them both at the library if anyone wants to read them. 🙂
What’s your favorite color?
If you could be a superhero who would you be?
The superhero I most identify with is Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man. Peter Parker always had the same life issues as me. Spider-Man is a superhero I can believe in.
Whose your childhood hero?
When I was a kid I wanted to play chess like Bobby Fischer, but Bobby Fischer turned out not to be a hero; real people can let you down. However, John-Boy Walton was also a hero and the great thing about fictional heroes is that their luster is ageless.
Best advice you could give to a student?
Stay curious! Much of what you learn in classes has a half-life so once you’re out of school for a few years it becomes dated. You can overcome this by staying curious. Curiosity feeds upon itself the more you learn the more you want to know. No matter what happens in your career, whether it’s the rise of the robots, or the advancement of AI, you can always find opportunities if you’re curious enough to look below the hype.