Hey Ellen, welcome to the neighborhood. How long have you been hanging out here?
Ellen: Hiya. I've been at the Libraries for six years.
You know, it's funny, you look familiar...
Ellen: Then I must have a doppleganger, because I rarely leave campus. However, I also provide pertinent advice typically delivered through lively presentations, so pehaps you remember me from one of those.
Tell the kids out there what your job is in just one sentence.
Ellen: I assist people in locating and utilizing resources, specializing in visual resources, and I collaborate with instructors to creatively integrate information and vistual literacy into the undergraduate curriculum. (Just a note to the kids, Ellen cares so much about her job that she prepared this statement in advance just for you - ed.)
That's pretty cool. Do you have any areas of special knowledge?
Ellen: I have expertise in the arts fields, both the visual and performing arts, and some of the design based fields. Also, if you're selling your house, I'd be happy to help you stage it.
OK, that's awfully artsy. Did you learn that in school, or are you just a devoted fan of HGTV?
Ellen: I have a bachelors in Art History and History, and a masters' in Library Science.
That's very cohesive! Do those interests spill over into your non-work life?
Ellen: Well, for hobbies I enjoy painting, drawing, photography, just about any creative endeavor, I am fairly serious about music and cooking is fun.
Excellent. Any fears?
Ellen: Questions about squidgy scientific experiments or surgeries are downright scary!
If you could give K-State students one piece of advice to make their academic lives better, what would it be?
Ellen: "When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality." -- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Thanks for talking to everyone today!
Ellen: Thanks, have a good one!