Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Not So Frequently Asked Questions with Dwight Hunter!

Dwight Hunter, Reference Librarian

Dwight Hunter is a busy man. He's one of our Reference Librarians, a grad student, the subject liaison for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Veterinary Technology, Paralegal, Political Science, and Speech, AND he manages most of the library's social media accounts. He's also the President of the Hamilton County PTA, an avid sports fan, and a blogger. Like I said, BUSY. But he's never too busy for your questions, that's his favorite part of  the job! Here are a few questions we had for him:

1. Favorite local restaurants?
Bea’s, Home Folks and Countryside CafĂ©—the one consistent theme: home, country cookin’.

2. What sort of movies do you like?
Westerns and war movies. And anything with John Wayne.

3. Top 5 Bands?
The Rolling Stones
The Who
Gin Wigmore
The Summer Set

Music from the Stones provided a lot of impetus for much of my poetry writing.

4. Favorite Cartoon?
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? The original series.

5. List something about your job that most people don’t know about.
As social media marketing coordinator, besides coordinating social media strategies and online reputation, I also crunch numbers. Very pleased that this blog, the library blog, has over 22,000 page views!

6. What one book should everybody read?
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller

7. List one thing about you that few people know.
I never lived inside any city limits, or even close to any town, until I went to college at age 19.

8. What volunteer position do you currently hold?
President of the Hamilton County Council of PTAs and webmaster/social media admin for Tennessee PTA

9. What’s one class you’d love to teach?
Teaching how to Shepardize is a lot of fun, especially showing the differences between the print version and the electronic version—a lot of light bulbs come on at that moment.

10. What was your favorite class in college?
I have too many favorites! The course “Social Institutions” was big in my understanding of how our everyday institutions control societal relationships. And I loved “Advanced Speech” because I was able to cross-examine in debates and able to deliver impromptu speeches under pressure. But my favorite was “Editing and Layout” where I re-learned how to write by using word economy.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

"Social Institutions" was a great class. Dr. Herrick. I still try to encapsulate what I learned in that class to others.