Newspaper Interview: What’s it Like to Be a Penn State Librarian?
Here’s a link to new interview with Claire Gianacakos, a reference librarian at Penn State. The interview is published in The Daily Collegian (TDC).
The interview includes eight questions and answers. Here’s the first exchange:
TDC: Why did you decide to become a librarian?
Claire Gianacakos: Well, although very rare in my field, I’ve known I wanted to be a librarian since my sophomore year of high school. I loved the idea of combining books and technology in one occupation, and after volunteering in an elementary school library, I just knew. I’ve always had a passion for literature and technology, but what really made me decide on librarianship was that I would be able to help learners every day. It is one of the most rewarding feelings to thoroughly answer someone’s question or show them the resources that are available.
Direct to Complete Interview
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.