Welcome to National Library week, April 8-14, 2018 at UI&U! This year’s theme from the American Library Association is “Libraries Lead.” We’ve put our own twist on the theme with “Libraries Lead” To A Union Degree.
Katy Tucker is the Technical Services & Electronic Resources Librarian. She leads students to the library’s vast collection of online resources which include numerous e-books, online journals, and streaming video. Learn why Katy is glad to be part of the Union family in the Q&A below.
Q. What excites you about being a part of higher education?
A. Higher education has opened the door to many great opportunities for me, so I really value that I am able to assist others in accomplishing their own educational and career goals. It is also exciting to help Union’s students as they contribute to the understanding of new research and expand their knowledge.
Q. What attracted you to become a part of the Union family?
A. Union offers students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals whether they are just starting out, pursuing continuing education or completing their degree. Because I have always enjoyed studying and consider myself a lifelong learner, Union’s education model really resonated with me. I was also intrigued to learn that Union’s library was completely online. The world is becoming more and more digital, so I was excited to join a school that was successfully embracing the future.
Q. If you could have any job in the whole world, what would it be?
A. Although I love being a librarian, I have soft-spot for animals, so I think my dream job would be to work as a zoologist. It would be especially fun to work for the Cincinnati Zoo and help take care of Fiona the hippo.
Q. What surprises people about you?
A. I think people are surprised by the fact that I enjoy playing video games in my free-time. I am a big fan of classic games like Super Mario and World of Warcraft.
Q. What is your favorite book, and why?
A. I don’t have a favorite book, but I really enjoy mystery-thrillers. I also try to step out of my genre “comfort zone” every once in a while; right now, I am reading a fantasy series by Kendare Blake.