1. Introduce yourself
I'm Eric Parker, Associate Director for Collection and Bibliographic Services at the Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
2. Does your job title actually describe what you do? Why/why not?
I believe it actually describes the day-to-day more or less. Essentially, I head up the technical services operation at our library. It maybe doesn't clearly indicate some of my responsibilities, such as convening/coordinating the library's selection team, and running certain projects. This past year, we've been doing some weeding, off-site storage, and reclassification projects for the print collection.
3. What are you reading right now?
I am currently reading "City of Fortune" by Roger Crowley. It's about the history of Venice as a maritime and imperial power in the late Middle Ages, and has been fascinating.
4. You suddenly have a free day at work, what project would you work on?
It's hard to imagine what having a free day at work would be like! I'm sure many readers can relate. I'd really like to take the time to get more involved with the library's marketing and outreach efforts again. I had been somewhat involved with them for a while, but have had to step back from them in order to devote attention to the projects mentioned above.