Check Out Our Staff (July 2013 Archive)

We hope you enjoy this chance to get better acquainted with members of our staff, as well as featured student workers.

Staff Employee for July 2013 - Carolyn Ottoson

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Department: Government Documents

What do you like most about working in the Cornette Library? Besides working with a special group of people, I get to help students, staff, and community members. The department I work in is like a library within a library, so the tasks are varied and rewarding. And any day with a complex research question to tackle is a very good day.

What is your favorite book(s)/author? There are so many, but some of my favorites are Pride and Prejudice, The Handmaid's Tale, The Help, Me Talk Pretty One Day, the Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly, and the authors Mary Roach, Bill Bryson, Sue Grafton, J.K. Rowling, and Kathy Reichs.

What is your favorite local attraction? The big sky of the Texas panhandle on a cloudless day. Also the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Although the outside plants are rebounding from the May hailstorm, the tropical conservatory was untouched.

Rules to live by: Do the right thing.

You might be surprised to know that I: Visited East Berlin before the Berlin Wall came down.

Student Employee for July 2013 - Alexander Gardner

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Department: Circulation

What is your major? Advertising and Public Relations

What do you like most about working in the Cornette Library? Working with the awesome staff and student workers!

What is your favorite book(s)/author? Dark Tower series / Stephen King

What is your favorite local attraction? Lighthouse Peak

Rules to live by? Effort invested in compassion is always well spent.

You might be surprised to know that I: Love cooking and creating my own recipes and food items.

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