Check Out Our Staff (December 2013 Archive)

We hope you enjoy this chance to get better acquainted with members of our staff, as well as featured student workers.

Staff Employee for December 2013 - Mary Rausch

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Department: Cataloging

What do you like most about working in the Cornette Library? I love what I do, and all of my coworkers are awesome!

What is your favorite book(s)/author? Yes. ;) Right now, I'm reading novels set in S.M. Stirling's Change-verse. I love reading post-apocalyptic fiction (apocafic for short). Books I re-read on a regular basis include: I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves, The Stand by Stephen King, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (which has a connection to Amarillo).

What is your favorite local attraction? The old Amarillo Air Force Base just east of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport-I was born there.

Rules to live by: Love will always be louder - even if hate has a megaphone (from Kid President)

You might be surprised to know that I: am fascinated with the sport of curling! My favorite team is the Norwegian Olympic Curling Team. They wear great pants (which even have their own Facebook page-The Norwegian Olympic Curling Team's Pants: https://www.facebook.com/NOCTP)

Student Employee for December 2013 - Raquel (Nicky) Escalante

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Department: IRC (the place to be!)

What is your major? Psychology

What do you like most about working in the Cornette Library? It's quiet, it has Pippa's and the people I work with are amazing.

What is your favorite book(s)/author? I've read the DSM, like all of it. Ha-ha! But I also like trashy romance like 50 Shades. Don't judge.

What is your favorite local attraction? PPHMuseum!

Rules to live by? Buy all the cats you can afford, eat tons of pizza, and be eccentric!

You might be surprised to know that I: auditioned for NBC's The Voice! :)

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