1. Introduce yourself (name & position):
Wendy Moore, Acquisitions Librarian
2. Does your job title actually describe what you do? Why/why not?
Absolutely not. While my job does include acquisitions, it expands beyond that to include working on electronic resource management, leading collection development, collaborating on budget planning, and supervising our Technical Services department (ordering, receiving, updating, cataloging, processing, ILS database maintenance, binding, withdrawing, FDLP documents, gifts). The University recently changed its logo, so it is time for new business cards – I might use this as an opportunity to change my job title.
3. What are you reading right now?
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Translators, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky), because 2017 just seemed like a good time to revisit Soviet literature from the 1920’s & 1930’s.
4. If you could work in any library (either a type of library or a specific one), what would it be? Why?
While in college I minored in art history and interned at an art museum library that was open to the public. How I loved the Thieme-Becker! Even my library school Master’s thesis had an art history focus. Part of me has always thought it would be fun to be an art librarian, but I never really pursued that option. That early experience working at the art museum with a subject specific collection with both public users and academic researchers prepared me well for working in a law library.