Meet A Member: Jennifer Beach

Jennifer Beach, Research and Instructional Services Librarian
Longwood University's Greenwood Library


What was your first library job?
I realized I wanted to be a librarian about 2 weeks before graduating college. It might have just been
the sudden realization that I had no post-graduation plans, but after interviewing all our librarians, It seemed like a
perfect fit. After college, I worked as a weekend circulation assistant at the Harry Lundeburg School of Seamanship
(a merchant marine academy) library in Piney Point, MD. I read a lot of cookbooks while I worked there!

What is your favorite part of librarianship?
I love feeding my curiosity. When I can help someone find an answer that is meaningful to them, it is fun for me.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you on the job?
My funniest stories are best told in private!

If you could have anything in the universe installed in your office for your personal use, what would it be?
A Tardis, but only if David Tennant comes with it.

What is something your colleagues would be surprised to know about you?
I have a gift for anticipating when a song will come on the radio,especially if it hasn't been on the air in a while.
If I say,"I was just thinking about this song!", it's true.

Interview conducted by Gregg Grunow. Want to be featured on Meet A Member?
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