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Hirsh’s favorite puppet, Lizzy, took a walk down to Sackler 4 to interview our Circulation Assistant Stephanie Krauss at the Library Service Desk!

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Hi Stephanie! Who are these?

They’re our little study buddies, we made them during a Fun Lab activity.

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Do they work here all day?
They do, yeah. They actually never leave. So they’re here 24/7.

Do you work here all day?

I just work in afternoons…From 12pm-5pm Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and from 2pm-7pm on Fridays.

What do you do here at Hirsh?

I’m mostly just at the desk, I help people find articles, check out a lot of materials, laptops..phone chargers, books… we have a lot of stuff! Anything you need!

What do you do when you’re not at the library?

Well, I’m currently working two other jobs and I’m getting two master’s degrees: one in Library Science and one in History.

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This is an example of all my readings!

YikesThat’s a lot of readings.

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If you could be any celebrity puppet for a day, who would you be?

Definitely Elmo.

Good choice

What’s your favorite thing about working here?

My favorite thing about working here is probably the people–both my coworkers and all of our students!

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What’s the coolest thing you can check out down here at the desk?

Probably the coolest thing we have is…hmm…well we have real human skulls.

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Would you be able to show me one?

Yeah, I can, if they’re not both checked out right now. Let me see…

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Lizzy and the Study Buddies have absconded to study! Wish you had your own study buddy? You’re in luck! Stop by the Library Service Desk starting at 12pm on Wed 10/26 and Thurs 10/27 and you can make your own.

 

Welcome to our new  series in which Hirsh’s favorite puppet, Lizzy, gets to know one of our staff members. Check out the transcript and gifs of the interview with her first victim, er…guest, below!
 
 
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LIZZY: Hi Fran! Thanks for agreeing to sit down for an interview with me!

First question…what is your name? 

FRAN FORET:  My name is Fran Foret and…

L: Can I call you Frances?

F: Yes, yes you may call me Frances

L: What do you do at the library?

F: My title is Head of Collections Management and a lot of people think that means I collect money for the library. But what it means is that I spend money for the library to make sure that the library has the resources—books, journals, databases—that we need for our students so they can become the professionals that they need to become. My staff and I work hard to make sure that we have the right materials and that they are accessible to our patrons through our library’s website.

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L: That’s great! And what did you do before you came to Hirsh?

F: Before I came to Hirsh, I was the serials librarian at Wheaton College library out in Norton, Massachusetts…

L: Oh! I love cereal! And Wheaties is one of my favorite cereals.

F: …They are very very good…

L: So you’ve been at Hirsh for awhile…

F: Yes, I don’t want to say how many years .

L: So what’s your favorite place in the library?

F: I think my favorite place in the library is probably the 4th floor where we have the Library Service Desk, and where you see our librarians and staff interacting with our users. It’s nice to be down there and see all the activity. And right next to there is the Leisure Reading collection, which is another favorite area.

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L: Oh, I don’t have time for that…but maybe I should check it out…

F: Yes, Lizzy, you should check it out!

L: Let’s see…do you have any friends that are puppets?

F: I don’t have any friends that are puppets! And you are the first puppet I have ever spoken to! And I’m wondering, since I don’t have any friends that are puppets, if you would be my friend?

L: That…that would be an honor.

F: That makes me very happy.

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L: Well, if we’re going to be friends, I’d like to ask you a few personality questions. What’s your favorite ice cream?

F: Chocolate!

L: How do you like your eggs?

F: I like eggs almost any way, but maybe poached eggs are my favorite.

L: Let’s say, if your neighbor needed an egg, would you let your neighbor come over and borrow an egg?

F: Yes, that would be fine…I’m interested as to why you’re so focused on eggs…

L: Well…I…another question…if your neighbor brought you their own egg, would you crack it for them?

F: Yes…if they asked me to crack and egg for them I guess I would do that.

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L: Would you crack this egg?

F: Do you promise me that it’s hard cooked?

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F: Well…ok

 

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