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.