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Getting To Know Us: The Journalism Library

Dorothy Carner

Photo by Sam Ediger

Head, Journalism Library

How long have you been working for the Journalism Library?

I’ve worked at the journalism library for 11 years.

What is your favorite thing about working with the library/campus?

I’ve always worked in public service because of people and my need to be of assistance.  So, I enjoy working with the journalism library’s incredible staff, students, faculty, alumni, visiting scholars and all who rely on us to anticipate and help fulfill their research and teaching needs.  I get enormous pleasure from helping people.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a doctor or more specifically, a pathologist or histologist.  I did get two biology degrees and taught anatomy and physiology at a college and nursing school and life science to junior high school students.

If you could live/travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’ve been to several countries in Europe, but I would love to go to St. Petersburg, Russia.  Then, there are all of the Asian countries I need to visit.  So, the answer would probably be everywhere I haven’t been, then return to my favorites:  Vienna, Brussels, Innsbrook, Dublin…

 

 

Sue Schuerman

Senior Library Specialist

How long have you been working for the Journalism Library?

October will be 28 years. So many things have changed since I started working here.  Have been through two library moves, a mold crisis/disaster and my students who worked for me originally when I started are now almost 40 years old!  I still keep in touch with some of them.

Photo by Sam Ediger

What is your favorite activity/part about Columbia?

My favorite activity is working with plants, gardening, artful pruning and making art with concrete.  I like parks and trails around Columbia.  I like to go off trail and find a babbling brook and sit and listen to the sounds of the water.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Truck driver ( So I could travel).

If you could live/travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Ireland – I want to retire there.

 

 

 

Charlotte Landreth

Library Information Specialist

How long have you been working for the Journalism Library?

Photo by J. Landreth

I started working with the MU libraries in October of 2016 and started working at the Journalism Library in June of this year.

What is your favorite activity/part about Columbia?

The diversity; I love that Columbia has many festivals and activities, there always seems to be something to do.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger I wanted to be a marine biologist, like those you see on shark week. 

If you could live/travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

 I would love to travel or take an Alaskan cruise! I would also love to travel to England.

 

 

Danielle Wilson

Library Information Specialist

Photo by Sam Ediger

How long have you been working for the Journalism Library?

I was a student clerical assistant for 3 years before becoming the Evening Library Information Specialist where I have been for 1 ½ years.

What is your favorite activity/part about Columbia?

I enjoy that Columbia always has something going on – my favorite activity would be the MU Football games! 

If you could live/travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Greece! Either the Athens or Patras area.

 

Charlotte Landreth

I am a Library Information Specialist at the Journalism Library.

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Surprise in the Mail: Patron Returns Book 40 Years Overdue

We received a nice surprise in the mail!  We always appreciate patrons returning books – even if it is 40 years later!

 

Note Transcribed below:

MU LIBRARY

OUR DAUGHTER SEEMED TO FORGET TO RETURN THIS BOOK 40+ YEARS AGO. HER COPY WHICH WE FOUND IN AN OLD BOX OF HER SCHOOL BOOKS WAS FAIRLY WORN SO WE PURCHASED A NEW ONE FOR THE LIBRARY.  SORRY FOR THE TARDINESS OF THIS TRANSACTION BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT SHE HAD BOXED AWAY…

TOO EMBARRASSED TO BE KNOWN.

 

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Charlotte Landreth

I am a Library Information Specialist at the Journalism Library.