Since we had a day off yesterday, here is your delayed Meet the Staff for the week! Today, meet one of our two Jims! Jim Krapf joined the staff at the Mississippi Valley Library District on September 15, 2009. On that day, he also turned 59 years old and became the 2nd oldest person on the staff. Previous to his employment on the Collinsville staff, Jim worked for the Glen Carbon Centennial Library and the Lewis and Clark Library System. He is most proud of his career at AT&T which ran from 1980 to 2000. Jim enjoys helping people and tries to keep abreast of the latest trends while still finding value in being old fashioned. With a B.A. in English Literature from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and an M.A. in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis, is it any wonder that he moderates the International Fiction Book Club? Some of Jim’s favorite authors include: Thomas Bernhard, Raymond Queneau, Claude Simon, Victor Hugo and Georges Simenon. In his spare time he writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction under an assumed name. If you are looking for some literary fiction with a global setting, Jim's definitely a great person to ask!