This is the long-overdue continuation of an “in-depth” interview series with new librarians at Georgia State University College of Law Library, See earlier installments here, here, here, and here.
We introduce our new librarians in the same way we introduced their colleagues at Georgia State Law Library– with a questionnaire invented by Austin Williams which is borrowed in spirit, if not in part, from Marcel Proust.
Austin (if he were still here): What is your name and what do you do?
Gerard: Gerard Fowke, I teach legal research, answer reference questions, and manage the library’s digital collections and services, all while drinking copious amounts of coffee and expresso.
A: How long have you been at Georgia State University College of Law Library?
G: Approximately 2 months. I’m definitely a veteran of the institution 😉
A: What books are currently on your nightstand (or Kindle)?
G: The Dream Songs by John Berryman & The Library Book by Susan Orlean.
A: What is an interesting fact about yourself that you would like to share with our readers?
G: Way before I was a librarian, I was once a singer in a rock n’ roll band.
A: When you are not saving the world here at GSU Law Library, what do you enjoy doing outside of work?
G: I’m a big fan of museums and arts festivals. I also love trying new restaurants.
A: Lastly, what is your favorite vacation spot? The place you go to leave it all behind for a few days.
G: Now that I no longer reside there, I think Boulder, Colorado would be a great spot. The beauty of the place definitely has a relaxing quality I miss in the hustle and bustle of the ATL.
There you have it folks. The complete, unedited, behind the scenes interview with Gerard Fowke.