Posted by: damong
NU Libraries has employed many students and graduates throughout the years. Please share your memories of working in the Library, no matter what year you graduated, by posting a comment under this post.
As a recent graduate myself, I’ll start: I highly enjoyed the visit of Patrick Tracey, who came to give a Meet the Author talk in April of 2009. His book Stalking Irish Madness is an unsettling account of his family’s long history of schizophrenia, which in turn relates to the prevalence of mental illness all over the country of Ireland. His talk– like his book– was partly autobiographical and partly journalistic. There was something powerful about listening to this world-weary looking guy, with a monotone sort of voice that still managed to convey compassion, while looking out the window at the sun setting over the smokestack at a nearby building, blowing fumes into the air…
As minute and eccentric as it may seem, that is a very special memory of mine from working at the library.
Please see our notice in the recent Library Supporters newsletter as well.