Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Seven Questions with Staff - Jim

Today's installment of our "Seven Questions with Staff" series features Jim. Jim has worked at the library since May 2009, but he enjoys reading, walking and watching sports - especially college football and the Chicago Blackhawks - in his spare time. Jim is married and has five children and one grandchild. We hope that you learn something new about Jim from his answers to our questions!

Q: How would you describe the place where you grew up?
A: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is a large city of nearly 1 million people located 500 miles north of Great Falls, Montana. It started as the "Gateway to the North" during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890's and grew rapidly with the oil boom in the 1950's. It does reach 40-below-zero most winters and into the low 90's in the summer. Many years there is snow on the ground from November through March.

Q: What's your favorite book of the Bible and why?
A: The Gospel of Mark has been a favorite of mine for some time, perhaps because it was the first book I did extensive study in.

Q: What's the best advice that you've ever received?
A: Do not be so busy looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that you fail to see the beauty of the rainbow that is leading you there.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do at the library?
A: I enjoy being able to help people, whether it is in the Computer Lab, finding a book or answering a question.

Q: What's the perfect pizza?
A: Having spent 10 years in Chicagoland, I have had some great pizza. I like thin crust with light sauce and Italian Sausage - the true Chicago style pizza.

Q: Who are a few of your favorite authors?
A: While Max Lucado is my favorite, lately I have enjoyed several of the Monk mysteries by Lee Goldberg.

Q: What is your favorite thing about fall?
A: I love the wonder and the beauty of the change of seasons. I enjoy ducks and geese (Canada Geese, especially), and this time of year provides many opportunities to see these majestic birds on their journey south.

Posted by Jed Robbins, Library Assistant