Project LISten: In which we meet Sandy D.

Click here for an explanation of Project LISten.

Sandy D at the iSchool. Photograph by Lauren Stevens.
  1. I always wanted to be an elementary teacher for as long as I could remember.
  2. The possibility of being a librarian came after working as a clerk in the local library.
  3. My children went to sleep with books as I have tried to instill a love of books in them.
  4. I never would have imagined that I would be attending Syracuse University as it is such a highly esteemed and expensive school.  I am very thankful for my husband’s GI Bill that he shared with me.
  5. My favorite book series is Anne of Green Gables.
  6. I want to help others grow in all areas of their lives.
  7. I have moved 14 times in 15 years of marriage.
  8. God is everything to me.  He has blessed me with everything and everyone I have in this life.
  9. My mom does not see the need for libraries so it is my job to win her over.
  10. Growing up I was labeled a perfectionist…as an adult I am one of those people who couldn’t care less about perfection.

[Heather’s note: Sandy is the first fellow LIS student I met on the morning of orientation. After talking with her for about 10 minutes, I decided she was interesting and that I wanted to be her friend. I’m not sure I gave her much choice in the matter.]

6 thoughts on “Project LISten: In which we meet Sandy D.

  1. CarolK November 3, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    I really enjoyed being introduced to Sandy D. I’ve no doubt you will convince your mother and many others the importance of libraries.

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    • Sandy November 4, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you for such kind words.


  2. Christopher November 4, 2015 / 9:19 am

    If anyone can convince others of the importance and even need for libraries it’s Sandy. Although I have a feeling I’ll be saying that about all the participants in Project LISten.
    After all you’re helping people see the human side of the library world and that makes a big difference.

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    • Sandy November 4, 2015 / 12:38 pm

      Thank you for such kind words.


  3. Sandy November 4, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    I must clarify the statement about my mom not seeing the need for libraries. I think she believes that there are greater needs in communities than libraries. In other words, money can be better spent elsewhere. However, she is one of my biggest supporters and I am so thankful that my parents expected the best out of me..

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  4. CarolK November 4, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Thanks for clarifying. I’m just thrilled that people like you and Heather are becoming part of a great profession. You are bound to maintain the foundation of what libraries are.


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