Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Meet the Board: Ashley Bieber, YSS Past-chair

Ashley Bieber, past-chair, shares a few fun things about herself in this interview.
Tell us a little bit about who you are and your connection to libraries and the YSS Board.
I am currently the Teen Services Coordinator at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and Past-Chair of the YSS Board.    
If you could be any book character for a day or a week, who would you be?
There are many, but at the moment I’m really grooving on Garfield - based on his love of relaxation and lasagna, and disdain of Mondays and diets.
What was your favorite childhood book?
I have very vivid and formidable memories of a book at my grandmother’s house called Dinosaur Comes to Town, by Art Seiden.  The forest animals hear a “thump, thump, thump” and assume “a meat-eating dinosaur is coming!”  As they scramble to take cover (suspense builds when rabbit gets stuck in a hole) the dinosaur walks right past them, into town, and over to the drive-in to order 60 million hamburgers!  And he ate them all.
Tell us about a memorable experience at WLA.
Seeing Steve Albini at last year's president luncheon was a pretty top-notch life event in my book.  It was a bonus to hear a librarian ask the crucial question of just how does he organize his 60,000 vinyl records? (alphabetically by artist, of course!)

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