Daily Archives: October 22, 2010

The Mayfield Library Welcomes New Staff Member: Terrence Kane

Terrence Kane started work at the Mayfield Library on Monday and hit the ground running. Already he is helping students find materials, recover lost documents, and print their Powerpoints. He is also learning how to battle the copy machine into submission.

Take a moment and meet Terrence Kane:

  1. What do you like most about working in the library?
    • In my first three days I have had more people say “Thank You” than have said it throughout my entire life. Everyone (staff and students) seems to have a super friendly disposition which creates a comfortable work environment.
  2. What do you wish students knew about the library?
    • So many movies to take home, but, as I have learned, don’t come looking for material on Frederick Douglass; someone was a big fan.
  3. What are your hobbies?
    • Playing music, biking, screen printing, reading, and buying 45 rpm records. There is nothing quite like spending an afternoon digging through record bins and finding the absolute perfect title. It’s bliss.
  4. What’s your favorite television show?
    • “The Wire.” Creator David Simon is a 2010 MacArthur Grant recipient, so I guess that validates my five years of obsession over the show. Take that “Law and Order.”
  5. What’s your favorite movie?
    • Masculin Feminin. It was directed by Jean-Luc Godard and released in 1966. Godard is credited with a cinema movement dubbed the French New Wave. I also really like The Harder They Come. It is a must see for any Jimmy Cliff fan or I guess any fan of reggae music in general.
  6. What’s your favorite book?
    • This is tough, so I am going to pick two. The first is Everything that Rises Must Converge. This is a collection of Flannery O’Connor short stories and a must for anyone into Southern Literature. The second book is A Confederate General from Big Sur. This was written by Richard Brautigan who was dubbed by literary critics as the writer most representative of the counter-culture movement of the 1960’s. Little did they know that he was not really a fan of hippies.
  7. What is a saying/code/ideal you live by?
    • Buckle up!