Welcome to our new “Featured Librarian” series!
We thought it would be fun for everyone to know who we are, what we do and learn a bit about why we love libraries.
Our first Featured Librarian is Lisa Kenyon, who is Special Programs Librarian.
Here are some answers she gave in a recent interview:
What is your job here at McKillop Library?
I am responsible for library programming as well as helping students with library research. I am also the personal librarian for the class of 2017.
What degree(s) do you have and where did you get them?
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island.
What departments are you liaison for?
I am the liaison to the Psychology, Social Work and Art departments.
What is the best way to contact you?
Call me at x2278, email me at [email protected] or stop by room 129 in the library any time!
What is the best part of your job?
I love learning the research interests of faculty and students. Sometimes being a librarian is like being a detective, you have to put all the pieces together to find the right answer. I learn something new at my job every day!
What do you like most about the library?
Being surrounded by books.
What library resource do you think is most useful for students and why?
Librarians, of course. While we have a great variety of useful online and print resources, seeking the expertise of a librarian will make getting started much easier.
What are your hobbies and/or personal interests?
When I’m not working, I’m having fun with my two daughters, ages two and four. I love to hike, bicycle, garden and cook with my family. I also like to collage and make small hand bound books (photos above).
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a beautiful fourteen year old overweight black cat named Rosepetal.
Do you have a favorite author and/or quote?
I have lots of favorite authors and quotes but the one that comes to mind right now is by Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
What’s your favorite book? (obligatory question for a librarian!)
There are way too many to mention. I generally love historical fiction and anything to do with Paris but a few of my most favorite books are The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, The Color Purple by Alice Walker and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Is there something random about you that you’d like us to know?
When I graduated from College, I rode my bike from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C.
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