Andrea Parmentier is an Appleton native who has been working in the Mudd library for over two years. This English and Geology double major is another of our fabulous Circulation Desk Assistants, completely adept at answering questions and helping patrons find exactly what they are looking for. We appreciate Andrea’s hard work and wonderful personality. Read on to learn more about this library student worker.
Andrea, what’s your favorite part of your job?
Making the closing announcements is pretty fun.
Share something you’ve done at work that has made you especially proud.
One day an older man came in. He’s made it his mission to find a list of all WWI armed service members from Wisconsin who had died and were buried overseas, and contact family members who never found out what had happened to them or where they were buried. I helped him find the information and print it off. He was so grateful – I was very happy to have been able to help him out.
As a student, where is your favorite (study/relaxation/hang-out) spot in the Mudd?
I love the Milwaukee-Downer Room tables, especially the mid to late afternoon light.
What are your hobbies?
I write poetry, knit, bake, and have started to cultivate bonsai.
What’s the last book you read that you couldn’t put down?
A Conspiracy of Kings – the latest book in the Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
What are your favorite bands or performers?
It’s kind of dorky, but I’m a big fan of Flying Forms – a baroque ensemble that’s been coming to Lawrence for the past few years.
How about your favorite blogs and/or magazines?
Hyperbole and a Half hasn’t updated in a while, but I love it. Also, Interweave magazine.
What groups and/or organizations are you active in (on or off campus)?
I’m most active in the library’s knitting club and at the Fox Valley Literacy Council.
When will you graduate? What are your post-graduation plans?
I’m graduating this June and I’m going to grad school for a Master of Library Science.
Please feel free to share anything else you’d like about yourself or the Mudd!
If you knit, crochet, embroider, or do any kind of handicraft, come to the library’s knitting circle at 4:30 pm on Thursdays! We also have yarn and needles and don’t mind teaching new knitters.