Susan McKinney '87 "Discovered Her Love of Libraries" at DePauw
September 26, 2015
"Susan McKinney didn’t always want to be a librarian," begins an article in the Leader of East Central Illinois. "She originally wanted to go school to study computer science and pre-law. But that all changed when she attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and discovered her love of libraries."
"I started working at the library on campus the summer before my junior year," McKinney tells the newspaper. "I loved it. The librarians I worked with were such great role models that I wanted to do what they were doing."
Nora Maberry-Daniels writes, "McKinney’s dream led her to the University of Illinois where she studied for her master’s degree. In 1990, she completed her degree in Library and Information Sciences and took a job as librarian at the St. Joseph Township - Swearingen Memorial Library. She has been serving as librarian ever since."
A history major and 1987 graduate of DePauw, McKinney says of her role at the library, "I love working with people to help them find something to read while on vacation; helping children find a series that they will enjoy; helping people locate the right book that will give them the information they are looking for; I enjoy reading to the children during story time."
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