Library Reserve Clerk V
Tell us about your history here.
I began working in the library at the Hammond campus as a student worker while working on my Bachelor’s back in January 2010. I worked as a student until I graduated in 2013. I then worked here as a temp for 1 year. When my current position opened up in 2014, I jumped at the opportunity to become a full time staff member.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I’m not working, I am enjoying being a full time mother to my lovely 10-month old daughter. I enjoy reading (some fiction, but mostly non-fiction) books on history, Crime, and African American history. (My favorite author of African American history materials is Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.) I also enjoy reading and writing poetry
What’s your favorite book/author?
Growing up my mother really instilled the importance of books and reading in my siblings and I. With that being said, I’ve read so many books, I can’t name just one favorite.
Who is my favorite author? It’s a toss-up between Sister Souljah and Sharon M. Draper. I’ve read all of their books and can’t wait for future book releases.
What’s your favorite color?
Who’s your childhood hero?
My childhood hero is still currently my hero now that I’m an adult. My hero has always been my father. He has always been the hardest working person I know. He taught me the value of hard work, and that you should always be the best at your job. He says if you are the janitor cleaning floors and scrubbing toilets, you should be the best janitor the organization has ever had; the bathrooms will never be cleaner and the floors will never be more immaculate. He worked hard all his life; he took care of his family and didn’t complain. He pushed through the aches and pains in later years when working with guys half his age, but he never appeared intimidated. I admire him for that and I plan on being the same way with my career and hopefully my father’s work ethic carries over with my children as well.
Greatest accomplishment in your life so far?
My greatest accomplishment in life so far is being a new mom. It’s been an amazing road so far, and I can’t wait to continue this journey in life.
Best advice you could give to a student?
Study first, party later! It’s okay to enjoy yourself and have fun, but school comes first. Everything you do now carries over into the real world after college. Make sure you keep up with your GPA; because a good GPA is useful if you want to continue your educational journey later. Pay attention, and learn all you can; you’ll never know when the knowledge you gain in college will be useful in life.
An interesting/unique thing about yourself?
Until I was about 5-6 years old, my father only allowed me to listen to music and Blues of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. (I guess you could say I’m an old soul.)