Meet Library Staff: Paula Smith

What is your job? Library specialist at the Gunnin Architecture Library [located in Lee Hall]. Primarily I hire, train and supervise all of our student employees. In addition, I also handle circulation, stacks maintenance, coursereserves, and pretty much anything else that needs attention.

What book are you currently reading? Lisey’s Story by Stephen King and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What is your favorite spot in the library? My office in Gunnin. During the pandemic, I was relocated into Gunnin’s rare books room.

What’s the best thing about working for the Libraries? The student employees that I get to work with are fantastic! Also, my Gunnin co-workers are the best!

What is one thing you wish students knew about the Libraries? LibGuides! So many resources for them at their fingertips. [LibGuides can be found on the Libraries website under the “Find & Borrow” tab – click “Research & Course Guides.”]