Mae Landess is the person to talk to for interlibrary loans; ie, she's the person tracking down all those resources that you need from other libraries. And Mae is a member of the library marketing team. This summer, Mae joined the library's circulation staff as the circulation assistant and reserves/ILL and is here to help faculty place text books on reserve or to help you find resources. Mae is creating a libguide titled Augusta Apparitions (see the response to the first question)! You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 423.697.2584.
Learn a little bit more about our newest staff member in this Not So Frequently Asked Questions interview.
1. What was the last book you read?
Ghosts and Haunts From the Appalachian Foothills: Stories and Legends. The Library is haunted. So naturally, I did some ghost research. To be honest, this didn’t give me whole lotta information, just a few spooks and the occasional chill down the spine.
2. What do you like to do in your free time?
SLEEP. But in all seriousness, I am really into playing Minecraft at the moment. I also like watching anime, k-dramas and c-dramas, and Marvel/DC things. I also enjoy Twitch and Youtube. When I can afford it, I like to go axe throwing downtown especially.
3. Early bird or night owl?
NIGHT OWL. I hate the sun.
4. Favorite cartoon?
As much as I want to say Hunter x Hunter, Gravity Falls will always hold a special place in my heart (I think it’s because of Waddles).
5. Favorite thing to do in Chattanooga?
I love going to the aquarium! The Jellyfish exhibit is my favorite. It is dark and cozy, just like my office.
6. What is the last picture you took with your phone?
This is a little embarrassing, but someone on the Minecraft server asked what enchantments were on my sword, so I took a picture of it to send. For those wondering, it was a diamond sword with Knockback II, Looting III, Sharpness IV, Sweeping Edge III, and Unbreaking III. I named it Grumpy, after one of the seven dwarves. I have updated it since then with mending, but not with netherite, because I am poor. Don’t judge me.
7. If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
A random background character in the How to Train your Dragon movies. I want to be able to ride a dragon through the clouds while the sun sets on the distant horizon. All without the burden of being one of the main characters. I think about its film score at least once a week.
8. Who shot first? Han or Greedo?
Han, according to the original 1977 release.
9. What inspired you to want to work in a library?
I started working here as a way to pay for nursing, so money was the original inspiration. But what started as a temporary thing quickly became a love of mine. So much so that I’ve changed career paths.
10. Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall?
Fall is the superior season. I love the spooky/sweater weather atmosphere it brings. :) Pumpkin spice is also a huge plus.