Name: Andrea Georgic
What do you do here at The Jennie King Mellon Library?
I’m a Reference Associate. I help students find the information they’re looking for.
What made you choose your current profession?
Two things made me want to be a librarian. The first was all the time I spent with my grandma in the children’s section of our public library while growing up. The second was discovering how much I enjoy finding and managing data and information.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A vampire slayer!
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I really enjoy helping students learn how to use the library’s many resources.
If you could do one thing to change/improve the JKM Library- with no worries about time or expense, what would you do?
Expand the modern fiction selection.
What do you like to do on your days off?
I love to create. Any free time I have is spent knitting, spinning wool, quilting, dying fabric, or learning new textile arts.
What’s the last thing you checked out?
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. It’s a beautifully illustrated memoir, that explores the emotional and potentially heartbreaking experience of immigration. I’ve recommended it to almost everyone I know!
What book do you think everyone should read? Why?
Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis. I think everyone should read this because it examines the racist and classist biases in the history of the Women’s Movement in America, highlighting the importance of intersectionality in achieving equality.
What are 5 or so of your favorite books or movies that we have here in the JKM Library that are available for checkout?
1. Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet – this one’s my favorite
2. Blackfish (documentary)
1. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
What’s one thing you think everyone should do while they live in the city?
Eat a Seitan Pittsburgh “steak” sub from Spak Brothers in Lawrenceville and follow it up with a cupcake from the Oakmont Bakery.
Tell us some surprising things about yourself:
1. I have the first 18 lines of the Canterbury Tales Prologue, memorized, in Middle English.
2. I’ve been to the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth, England, where Charlotte, Anne and Emily Bronte lived.