Mark Arnold, Library Systems Administrator/Support Specialist, is the MSU Libraries Employee of the Month! Mark has been a part of the University Libraries family since 1993. We talked with Mark recently in relation to this prestigious honor. Here’s what he had to say:
What originally attracted you to library work?
“I’ve been excited about libraries for as long as I can remember. When my mom wanted to encourage me to do something I really didn’t want to do, she would bribe me with the promise of a trip to the Topeka library. A bribe that was readily accepted. I never really gave much thought to working in a library, however, until the opportunity came along. Needless to say I jumped at that chance as well. Computers and books! What could be better?”
Is there a library resource you’d like to highlight? Something you think is underutilized?
“Considering the stats I’m looking at, I can’t really say the room booking system is an under-utilized resource, but it is one I’m particularly interested in. Developing the system has been challenging (in a good way–most of the time) and it is one way that I think my work directly connects me with the success of our students.”
What book, author, artist, music, movie, show, etc. are you into right now? (Persuade us to like it too (or tell us why we shouldn’t!))