Meet the Staff Monday with Ryan Cameron

Which Branch do you work at? Romeoville Branch

In which Department? Technical Services

What’s your position at WOLD? Interlibrary Loan Clerk

When did you start working at WOLD? I started here back in April of 2015.

What are your top three favorite books of all time?

The Southern Reach Trilogy” by Jeff VanderMeer

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

Who is your favorite author of all time? Jeff VanderMeer, for sure!

What genres can our patrons quiz you about to find the best books to read? Admittedly, I’m not super great at being quizzed on the spot, but I know a decent amount about “weird fiction,” and SciFi/Horror!

What are your top three favorite bands? Well, not so much “bands,” as “musicians,” but I adore Joanna Newsom, David Bowie, and Janelle Monae

Do you have any pets? I wish, but no. I love animals though, especially dogs and rabbits!

What is your favorite thing about working at the Library? I love finding the un-findable. When patrons have been looking for that certain item that’s completely eluded them, and I manage to dig up a single record in our interlibrary loan database for it with one far-off library who owns it, and I can get it for the patron – that’s my favorite feeling in the world.

What’s your favorite food? Basically anything potato.

What’s your favorite color? Teal!

What do you like to do in your free time? Lately, I haven’t had a lot of that, between work and grad school, but I have a weakness for television and I try to squeeze in some video games when I can.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel? I’d love to go to Dresden, Tokyo, or Seoul!

What is one cool fact about you? I love horticulture and tend to several gardens at my home. I especially enjoy finding new and difficult to grow plants every year to try to cultivate. Last year, I managed to grow a passionflower vine and a hibiscus plant, all the way up here in Illinois!

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