We, at the AzLA CULD Blog Research Labs, have been thinking of ways for colleagues to get to know each other. We’ve come up with a short (but hopefully fun and informative) interview that’s a little ACRL and a little Vanity Fair. If there is someone who works in an Arizona College or University Library that you would like us to interview, send their name and contact information to one of the CULD officers and we’ll contact them to participate.
In order to show just how fun and easy it is, we’ve turned the questions on ourselves. Our first 7Questions? participant is Anali Perry, Assistant Librarian – Collections & Scholarly Communication at Arizona State University Libraries. Anali has been working as our CULD Legislative Liaison and all-around positive influence! Here’s what she has to say:
1. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Librarian, Gamer, Wife
2. What is your favorite place in AZ?
My home. I can’t pick just one place, I love Arizona! It’s the most beautiful state!
3. What do you value about working in a college or university library?
I value the freedom we have to explore different interests and experiment with new technologies and services. I also value working with students and faculty and my fabulous colleagues.
4. What is the best thing about AzLA?
The people! Through AzLA, I have made some great friends that I would not have otherwise met. I love meeting other Arizona library folk – we are all so awesome!
5. What was your first library job?
A student aide in the ASU Music Library.
6. What are you currently reading?
I am between books at the moment- I just finished reading Fire by Kristin Cashore (loved it!) and am perusing my lengthy To-Read list to decide what to read next. Any suggestions?
7. Any parting words of wisdom for your AZ CULD colleagues?
As the conference planning co-chair, I just can’t help myself – please submit a program proposal, or talk your favorite speaker into submitting a program! I know you all are doing cool things, or have great ideas – the annual conference is the perfect place to share your knowledge with your colleagues!