What do you do at Smith?
in the Neilson Library and instricutional coordinator for
the Smith College Libraries.
How many years
have you been at the college?
What is your busy season?
All year, especially during
the fall and spring terms and during the School for Social
Work program all summer.
NOW THE FUN STUFF:
Who gets the most face time with you?
Students at the reference desk
and lots of classes.
What are you
Just finished 119 collections
of essays and 2,123 articles and book reviews on English
language, literature, folklore and film for the Annual
Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), for which I and
my colleague, Jim Kelly (from UMass) are North American editors.
Now I can turn to some fun summer reading at last.
What is your favorite movie?
If you suddenly had two hours of free time,
what would you do?
Have dinner at the CIA (no,
not that one), the Culinary Institute of America.
What is your favorite
wall hanging at home?
A picture by the American painter
Robert Stark, two of whose paintings my wife, Barbara, and
I bought as a young couple.
What annoys the heck
out of you?
Sometimes motorcycle noise at
Do you eat fast food?
Sometimes I eat food fast but
never fast food.
Do you consider yourself
an urban, suburban or rural person?
Definitely urban...which is
why it's fun to vacation outside the city.
Who are your role models?
All my reference librarian colleagues
who work so hard to learn and teach.
What's your favorite thing about
where you grew up?
Chicago is a really cool place—museums,
restaurants, the lakefront, really neat people from everywhere,
a good transportation system, a great public library, and
endless places to explore.
What single piece of
advice would you give to Smithies?
Forget the money, do
what makes you truly happy.