Monday, April 4, 2022

Meet Us Monday - Jordan Shoop

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.

Jordan Shoop
Circulation Assistant, Night Supervisor

BA English, Samford University
Joined Samford as a student in 2017
Joined Samford as an employee in 2021

  • What do you like best about working here in the library? I worked in the library as an undergrad, so it feels like home to come back.  Also BOOKS... who would not be happy working while being surrounded by these lovely things?  

  • What do you do on your commute to and from Samford? Listen to my energy booster playlists, in hopes they will provide some type of caffeine if music could do that.

  • What are some of your interests outside of work? I usually spend my time working out, caffeinated in a coffee shop, or collecting vinyl records.  

  • What is your favorite book? Um books... who can have just one? A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Orlando by Virginia Woolf, and On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

  • Who is your favorite author? Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Ocean Vuong, Audre Lorde, Margaret Atwood

  • Do you have any favorite podcasts? Sadly no, I’m not big into podcasts. Any recommendations?

  • Who is one of your heroes and why? I would say my grandmother who is the most caring, kind, and funny soul ever. But also, I am inspired by everyone.

  • What app is your favorite discovery? Honestly the Taco Bell app. You can order a $5 cravings box with so many options that is only available in the app... just fyi.

  • What’s the one thing people likely don’t know about you, but should? I am a published poet and essayist.

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