Meet the Staff Monday: Emily Lif

What Branch do you work at?
Lockport Branch

What Department do you work in?

What’s your job title?
Circulation Clerk

When did you start working at White Oak Library District?
In 2014

What are your top three favorite books of all time?

  1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  2. The Duckling Gets A Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  3. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Who is your favorite author of all time?
Marissa Meyer

What genres can our patrons quiz you about to find the best books to read?
During my time as a page/shelver, most of the books I found that I adored were in the Children’s section. Usually Juvenile Fiction or Picture Books.

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog! His name is Mickey (as in Mickey Mouse) and he’s a black chihuahua/terrier mix, and I love him to pieces.

What is your favorite thing about working at the Library?
All the different books I see. Whether they’re things I’d like to read myself, or things that I look at and go “why is this something someone decided to make?”, I love seeing the different covers and titles that go across my desk.

What’s your favorite food?

What’s your favorite color?
Teal and purple

What do you like to do in your free time?
I write a lot! I also like to read, and watch gamers on YouTube.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel, and why?
I’d go back to London, England. I’ve been there once, on a class travel study during college, and I’d love to have the chance to go back and explore again, particularly with my sister.

What is one cool fact about you?
I cosplay! I go to a couple conventions every year and I always dress up, as several different characters. I’m also always dressed up for Comicopolis every year.

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