Saturday, April 20, 2013

Meet the Librarian: Phineas Phoenix

We are posting daily "Meet the Librarian" profiles to celebrate National Library Week. Along with information about his or her job duties, we also thought it would be fun to ask some offbeat questions so readers could get to know each librarian's personality.

Here is our profile of Phineas Phoenix, Official Library Logo.

Phineas Phoenix has been the Official Library Logo of the Vise Library since 2009. He was designed by Art Instructor, Margie Monde and is used to represent the library on social media and informal communications. On formal library communications and library promotional materials, his counterpart, Fancy Phineas (also designed by Professor Monde) is used.

A few questions for Phineas: 

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Expand the library- more computers, more study spaces, maybe a small coffee shop (phoenixes like their caffeine), and pictures of me...everywhere. 

If you could be any fictional character (from a TV, movie, or book), who would you choose?
Definitely Fawkes from the Harry Potter series.

What grown-up job did you want to have when you were a child?
Mayor of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Wouldn’t it be great to have a phoenix in charge of Phoenix?

If you were a criminal master mind, what would be your criminal racket? 
Arson. I’m already a bit of a self-contained arsonist anyway, so no one would ever figure out how the fires got started 

What do you have an irrational fear of?
Someone throwing a bucket of water on me when I’m trying to catch on fire and rise from the ashes

What word do you have trouble saying?
I don’t say words that I can’t pronounce.

What was the last book you read? 
 The Phoenix Rising: The Sesquicentennial History of Cumberland University, 1842-1992.

What book can you read over and over again?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 

What is the thing you like best about your work?
I like letting people know what’s going on in the library.

What do you do when you cannot sleep?
I rarely sleep, so this is not a problem for me.

What are you always late for?
Nothing. Phoenixes are extremely punctual.

What are you grateful for today?
Being alive and well! 

What are the perks of your job?
Getting to know what’s going on around campus through social media, sharing news about the library, and giving out prizes to the monthly library trivia winners.

Thanks Phineas, and thanks to everyone who read all of our postings this week. We hope that you enjoyed learning more about your library and librarians.


No comments:

Post a Comment