Monday, December 6, 2021

Meet Us Monday - Ed Cherry


Of all the resources the Samford University Library makes available to its users, among our most important and valuable are our people! Our #MeetUsMonday series offers a weekly glimpse behind the scenes by spotlighting the various people who work tirelessly every day to proactively support the University's mission by providing scholarly resources, research and information services, a welcoming environment, and collaborative alliances to promote learning and teaching.

Ed Cherry
Systems Librarian

Liaison Librarian for:
Howard College of Arts & Sciences
(Biblical & Religious Studies, Mathematics & Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology)

Master's of Library Science, University of Alabama
BA Religion, Samford University
Joined Samford as a student in 1979
Joined Samford as an employee in 1986

  • What do you like best about working here in the library? My coworkers!

  • What do you do on your commute to and from Samford? Drive. (C'mon, that question was slow and right over the middle of the plate!)

  • If you didn't work here in the library, what and/or where would you like to be doing? I've worked in the library for so long, I'm not sure I have any other marketable skills. Maybe work in a bookstore, or provide computer assistance. "Have you turned it off and on again?"  

  • What are some of your interests outside of work? Reading, attending auto races. 

  • What is your favorite book? Whatever book I'm reading at the moment.

  • Who is your favorite author? How can I choose?  

  • Do you have any favorite podcasts? Off Track with Hinch & Rossi (two IndyCar drivers).

  • Who is one of your heroes and why? Dr. W. T. "Dub" Edwards: he taught me that it's possible to live a life of faith with uncertainty. God's will is most easily seen in retrospect, hard to discern in the moment.  

  • What app is your favorite discovery? Waze: picks the most efficient route, helpful even for the most repetitive daily commute.

  • What’s the one thing people likely don’t know about you, but should? I'm a "car guy," a race fan, more interested in sports cars and IndyCar, not so much NASCAR.

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