ATG Star of the Week: Cheryl Thomas, Project Manager, Perkins Library, Duke University

Born and Lived: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, France, Switzerland

Professional Career and Activities: I have worked at Perkins Library at Duke University for nearly 20 years and have worked in Collection Development since 2000. My training is in French Renaissance Literature. I am currently the subject librarian for philosophy and I especially enjoy working on the reference desk, working with students, and heading up TRLN Collaborative Journal Retention Archive.

In My Spare Time: I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, watching foreign films, sewing, and knitting.

Favorite Books: Great Expectations, The Way to Cook, and Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas,Yeats, and Frost.

Pet Peeves: Failure to use turn signals. Loud cell phone use in public spaces.

Philosophy: One day at a time.

Most Memorable Career Achievement: Overseeing the Perkins Relocation Group, responsible for the move of over 100,000 items to the Library Service Center.

Goal I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Becoming an excellent subject librarian for a variety of fields.

How/Where I See the Industry in Five Years: The essential role of libraries will not  change; we will continue to be knowledge brokers and will be increasingly relevant.

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