Who are you?
Which campus do you work at?
Filton and WISE
How long have you worked here?
Since September 2014!
What does your job entail?
I’m an LRC Advisor, so I’ll usually be found in the LRCs at WISE or Filton. Part of my job involves the issuing and returning of books, tidying shelves, and helping students and staff find books. I also input library statistics (recording how many people come and go, who uses which computers, stuff like that), and do some finance things like cashing up and recording money taken from the tills, and creating purchase orders for new books we get in. I also help to put those new books onto our computer system. I’m probably forgetting loads of other things too! One of my favourite parts of my job is doing one-to-one Study Skills sessions, which involves helping students with things like essay writing techniques, time management skills, referencing, personal statements, how to research, etc.etc. Hopefully in the New Year I’ll be running some Group Sessions too!
And I also run THIS BLOG!
What is your favourite subject area?
History! I love history. Ancient History and Archaeology in particular. I was actually on an archaeological dig when I found out I had gotten this job! So if you need history-book help, please come talk to me! Seriously, it’ll make my day.
Terry Pratchett. By a zillion miles! He’s awesome, if you haven’t read any of his books, I can’t recommend enough that you go and read some right now! Stroud and Filton LRCS both have some !
Thud! by Terry Pratchett. It’s available for loan from Filton LRC! Go get it out! Read it! You *so* will not regret it.
This is a three-way tie between Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 version, of course); The Godfather; and Clueless.
Any other thoughts?
If I were a drink, I’d be pink lemonade; if I were an animal, I’d be an Irish Cob horse; if I were a colour, I’d be rainbow glitter sprinkled over Tyrian Purple (…that counts!); if I were a film, I’d be Harold and Maude; if I were a song, I’d be Jimi Hendrix’s Bold As Love; and if I were a book, I’d be Jerome K.’s Three Men In A Boat. Also, my favourite Roman emperor is Tiberius. Just getting that out there.
End with a quote?:
“One day all of us will die, but – and this is the important thing – we are not dead yet.”
~ I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett