Every week, Jane VanBuskirk of Technical Services will take our Roving Law Library Cart, and will search the Ruth Lilly Law Library, finding one person per week, and ask them a series of questions. The library cart will have refreshments, and Jane will ask a student, staff, patron, or a faculty member to take a moment to have a snack, and answer a few questions about our library, but mostly answer questions about themselves (spoiler alert– some questions are a little off the wall).
Our first interview will be with Allan Celik. The photo of Allan is one he had saved on his cell phone, from when he lived in Georgia (which is why the Atlanta Braves hat), and he is holding a sign for sub sandwiches– in Georgia’s 93 degree heat.
First question: What is your name (though names are optional), and why are you here in the library today? Allan Celik, and I am here because I work here as an Instructional Technology Specialist. I’m here to support, and to help advance the law library.
What would you say is the best part of your job (or of being a student, or a patron) here in the law library? The best part is interacting with all the different people, personalities, and the quirks of the computer—like working on why the computer won’t export an Excel spreadsheet from Sharepoint?
Do you have any suggestions or ideas for the library? To have more games, like we have at the birthday parties for staff. People need to have more birthdays.
Very important question: If you were a character in the Harry Potter series, which Hogwarts house would you belong in? (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytheryn– or an optional choice- name your favorite character in a novel) Lisbeth Salander, in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She was a computer hacker detective.
What is the best thing about the Ruth Lilly Law Library? I feel like we do a really good job of helping our patrons, and supporting the faculty of the law school. We’re an open and dynamic group of people.
What is your favorite movie to do with law or lawyers? Robocop
And now, to sum up, the following questions are borrowed from the end of the show “Inside the Actors Studio:” What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt? Long haul truck driver, to get out and see the country.
What profession would you not like to do? Postal worker—too isolating.
Thank you to everyone who participates in the Roving Law Library Cart series!