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Spotlight On: David Everett, Library Director

This week, we feature David Everett, Director of the Hiram College Library. Continue to check back for more faculty and staff profiles.

everett-daveWhat attracted you to join the Hiram College community?

The opportunity to help shape a 21st century library at a small, residential liberal arts college.

In your opinion, what is distinctive about Hiram College?

The wide variety of opportunities that are available from students: large number and wide variety of study abroad trips, research, sports, clubs, etc.

What would you like people to know about you beyond your role here at the college?

I’m the product of a small, liberal arts college with a master’s in history.

What is your favorite book, and why?

Just one? Probably David McCullough’s Truman. Great writing, great story, great subject.

How would you describe Hiram students?

Passionate, but I’m always surprised at how many different things Hiram students are passionate about.  That’s part of what makes Hiram such an interesting place to be.

What is your daily interaction with students?

Mostly working with them one on one to help them solve research issues, whether it be getting hold of a specific article or just finding what has been written on a topic.

What do you enjoy about working at Hiram?

No two days are ever alike.

Finish this thought: People at Hiram might be surprised to know that I…

Spent my summers during college working for the U.S. Forest Service in Montana.

What opportunities has Hiram offered you as a person?

The chance to grow, I hope, as a leader.

What makes the Hiram library so useful for students?

I think it is the staff – whether it is helping them one on one or working behind the scenes to help make a better library for their research.  And, of course, having OhioLINK doesn’t hurt.

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