Public Services Librarian and Archivist
E.S. Farley Library
1.What do you do as public services librarian and archivist at the library?
I’m new in these roles at Farley Library. Half of my job entails providing research and classroom instruction on our library resources (what’s the best database to use or how to construct the best search string to get the most relevant search results). The other half of my job involves managing our archives. We have a lot of unprocessed material here so it has been my primary focus since I started to arrange, describe, preserve, digitize, and promote access to these materials. It is my hope that as I continue to process more materials and make them available online, I can create digital and on-site exhibits here and provide insight into our institutional and local history.
2. How long have you worked at Wilkes?
I started last August (2018), so I’m still relatively new. I’m still getting a lay of the land around here!
3. What book you are currently reading and what are some of your favorites:?
I’m currently reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman, but my three favorite books are “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant, “Perfume” by Patrick Suskind, and “Blindness” by Jose Saramago.
4. What’s your favorite place/spot in the library?
My favorite spot in the library is the Archives on the Third Floor! We are slowly but surely transforming it into a historical research spot. Feel free to come by and check out our progress!