100 Things {Living Outside the Stacks}

During my interview, one of the questions asked was the standard “Tell me about yourself.” I never know how to answer that question. Do they want the personal or professional answer? Here’s my answer:

A few years ago, a librarian friend of mine asked all of us to write our “unofficial” library biographies and share…My name is Daenel, and I’m a histolibrarianivist. A combination of a historian, a librarian, and an archivist. I have the research skills of a librarian, the preservation skills of an archivist, the organizational skills of a soldier, and the domestic skills of Stepford wife.┬áThese are the things that represent me professionally.

This is everything else:

1. I’m shy. Talking to people sometimes gets me angsty.

2. Being on stage or in front of groups gets me happy. I know, right?

3. One of my prized possessions is a doll that I’ve had since I was about 4 years old. My kids say she looks like Chucky. I say she was here way before them and she’ll be here long after them.

4. Growing up, we were only allowed to listen to Gospel music.

5. When I was a kid I wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. To this day, I’m obsessed with sequins.

6. I don’t have any rhythm.

7. My favorite color is purple. Not just any shade of purple. Deep vampy purple with red undertones.

8. I used to be very brave and incredibly daring. Then I became a mom.

9. When the kids were little I had to stop watching daytime television because they started walking around yelling: “Jerry! Jerry!”

10. I drink a lot of coffee.

This post is inspired by Katie at Creole Wisdom.

Daenel T