Monday, January 24, 2022

Meet Us Monday - Lance Day

 


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.


Lance Day
Reference & Instruction Librarian

Liaison Librarian for:
School of Health Professions
(Communications Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy)

School of Public Health
(Public Health, Social Work)

Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama
Master of Social Work, University of Georgia
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Montevallo

Joined Samford in 2014

  • What do you like best about working here in the library? My favorite thing about working with the library is meeting students, supporting their academic efforts, and witnessing them make progress. I also enjoy working with professors to support their students.

  • What do you do on your commute to and from Samford? My commute is 2.5 miles but takes a while on some days. I listen to music and try to view the time as a nice pause instead of a hassle.

  • If you didn't work here in the library, what and/or where would you like to be doing? I would likely be doing some kind of social work. 

  • What are some of your interests outside of work? I enjoy volunteering with various organizations and most recently volunteered at the Sidewalk Film Festival. I love to travel so always planning my next adventure. I like to bike with my son. Also, a fan of butterfly gardening.  

  • What is your favorite book? Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.

  • Who is your favorite author? Lately I've been loving Wendell Berry. Everyone should read Berry!

  • Do you have any favorite podcasts? I prefer books and music over podcasts. But I do love SmartLess!

  • Who is one of your heroes and why? My mom Judy Wills Day is such an important hero. When I'm parenting my children and recognize that I'm doing so as my mom did, then I feel like I’m doing it right.

  • What app is your favorite discovery? I love using the Sky View app while watching the night sky.

  • What’s the one thing people likely don’t know about you, but should? I’m more interested in what people know about me that I don’t know about myself so get in touch and let me know! 


Monday, January 10, 2022

Meet Us Monday - Julie Jerles


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.


Julie Jerles
Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Coordinator

BA English, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Joined Samford in 2018

  • What do you like best about working here in the library? The people of course, but I also like the hunt of finding books and articles that we don't have in the library for faculty, staff, and students.

  • What do you do on your commute to and from Samford? I'm a chronic radio station flipper, so much so that I annoy myself sometimes.

  • If you didn't work here in the library, what and/or where would you like to be doing? I would be a modern day homesteader - the kind with internet of course.  

  • What are some of your interests outside of work? Hanging out with my husband and two year old, reading, thrifting, going to bookstores, Target and Starbucks, watching New Girl, Gilmore Girls or The Office.  

  • What is your favorite book? I have too many to name, but Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Who is your favorite author? Again too many to name, but one of my current faves is Sarah J. Maas.

  • Do you have any favorite podcasts? I don't listen to many podcasts, but I guess I would have to say The Minimalists and With Intention.

  • Who is one of your heroes and why? My grandfather John Rutland who was a Civil Rights activist and a preacher in Birmingham.

  • What app is your favorite discovery? Hoopla & Libby for listening to audiobooks and Fetch Rewards where I can scan all my grocery receipts and turn them into gift cards.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Meet Us Monday - Sarah Cooper


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.


Sarah M. Cooper
Reference & Instruction Librarian

Liaison Librarian for:
Howard College of Arts & Sciences
(Communications Studies, English, Journalism & Mass Communication)

Masters of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama
BA English, Minor in Mass Communications, University of Montevallo
Joined Samford in 2017

  • What do you like best about working here in the library? My coworkers are amazing and I love getting to work with students throughout the research process.

  • What do you do on your commute to and from Samford? I listen to podcasts or music, preferably with the windows down on a nice day.

  • What are some of your interests outside of work? I like hiking, yoga, and watching bad movies. I will also watch just about any documentary and/or read any article on either Bigfoot or the Catacombs in France.  

  • What is your favorite book? The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • Who is your favorite author? Right now I'd say it's a tie between P.G. Wodehouse and Jane Austen.

  • Do you have any favorite podcasts? Many. My favorites right now are Scam Goddess, Reading Glasses, and How Did this Get Made, but my list is long :).

  • Who is one of your heroes and why? I have always found Ada Lovelace to be really interesting because she was such an innovative thinker.

  • What app is your favorite discovery? It's a bit of a time waster, but I like the Best Fiends app.