This installment of ‘Meet the Staff’ brings us deep into the hidden recesses of Technical Services, located on the East end of the library building, just beyond the Media Center. There, amidst vast piles of the latest titles to grace the Mudd, you will find Amanda Lee, our Acquisitions Assistant, who orders and receives all of our new materials. She is also available to help faculty assess and improve the collection to better serve the voluminous intellectual needs of the university. This is a hefty task, which Amanda fulfills with grace and aplomb. She’s been known to brave the mean streets of Appleton to painstakingly accrue faculty-requested materials as quickly as possible. Amanda is also a compassionate animal lover; in fact, in lieu of wedding gifts for their recent nuptials, Amanda and her husband selflessly requested donations for the local Humane Association. We are so glad to have this driven, talented Acquisitions expert here at the Mudd.
How long have you been working at the Mudd Library? Since March of 2005 – almost 8 years!
What’s your favorite part of your job? Seeing all of the material that comes into the library; it’s really interesting to see what professors and students are studying.
Share something you’ve done at work that has made you especially proud. I’m proud every time someone thanks me for getting a book into their hands quickly.
Where did you get your degree? From UW Green Bay, an English degree with a Creative Writing emphasis.
What are your hobbies? Reading, writing, and running.
What’s the last book you read that you couldn’t put down? IQ84. I love Haruki Murakami.
What are your favorite bands or performers? It depends on the day! The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, Iggy and the Stooges, The Ramones, The Cure, Opeth, and on and on and on.
What groups and/or organizations are you active in (on or off campus)? I try to take food or supplies to the Fox Valley Humane Association every couple weeks.