An Awesome Person, and a Kindred Spirit
Lisa has been a volunteer at the Central Library Computer Help Desk since 2010, where she enjoys spending time assisting patrons and empowering them with the knowledge to use library resources to their benefit.
She says, “It makes my day when someone is genuinely thrilled by or thankful for my help.”
What’s your favorite thing about the library?
The books, of course! I chose to volunteer because I wanted to give just even the smallest amount back to a place that has provided me with so much.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering?
I work at a consulting firm, which takes up the majority of my time (surprise!). Reading is a great love of mine. In terms of sports, I recently picked-up bouldering—I feel accomplished and happy every time I am able to reach the top of the wall through my own efforts! Other hobbies include baking, setting-up and attending happy hours, and telling corny jokes.
Are you a Metro DC native, or a transplant?
Born and raised in the great state of Ohio! I moved to the Metro DC Area in the summer of 2008.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Awesome. Slightly kidding. I’m not sure yet, but whatever I choose to do, I hope I’m awesome at it.
What is the best book you’ve read recently?
“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. It’s the type of book that you must read more than once to fully comprehend, as its narrative style was unlike anything I’ve ever come across before. And the characters, their voices, and their stories stay with you long after you’ve finished the last page.
What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently?
Can I change this question to best movie ever? It’s a movie I’ve watched frequently, ever since I discovered it as a child: “Anne of Green Gables.” How can you not love this movie (and the series) when it’s filled with so much hope and goodness? “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
Interested in becoming a Library volunteer? Check out the Current Openings on our Volunteer Page.