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Interviews, volume 2: Kelly!

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Scotland 078-2.jpg Kelly is a familiar face around the Magrath Circulation and Reference Desks. A senior Kinesiology major from Brooklyn Center, MN, Kelly has worked at Magrath for four years (and is on her last semester! We'll be sad to see you go, Kelly!). Kelly is a friendly and upbeat personality at the desk, always focused on the needs of our patrons and on how she can best help her fellow Student Staff members. We'll be sad to see her go in May, but before she does graduate I wanted to get an interview with one of our most dedicated long-term library student workers!

What is your favorite Magrath shift to work?
I really like working nighttime Circulation or Reference shifts - they're more relaxing, and you get to sit and do homework.

What's the best part of being on your last semester of senior year (aside from your awesome spring break trip to Florida)? And do you have plans lined up for next year yet?
The best part of being a senior is that I'm almost done! It's been a lot of work, particularly this semester. And for next year, I've been wait listed for the Master's Program in Occupational Therapy at the U, so hopefully I'll be either in the cities or in Rochester!

Fingers crossed! So what do you do when you're not working at the library or doing homework?

I really love playing cello. I bought my own instrument two years ago - I keep it at my mom's place because there is better temperature regulation there.

Do you have a favorite era or composer?

Not really - I like playing all genres of music. It's fun to play a wide variety of pieces!

What's your favorite movie?
That's a tough one, I have so many movies that I like a lot. Anchorman (it always makes me laugh), Inception, Limitless . . .

(Question that proves Elisabeth's stupidity) Oh, you're a Matthew McConaughey fan then?

I actually don't think that's one of his movies . . . but I do like How to Lose Guy in 10 Days! (She's way too nice to humor me!)

Favorite book?
I love the Twilight saga, even though I don't own the books. The books are so much better than the movies, though!

Good answer for a library employee. Final question, carrying on in Alli's tradition: if you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be?
I would be an ice machine so I could be cool, just chill.

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