We figured it would be fun for everyone to know who we are and, along the way, learn a bit about what we love about the place we work. First up is Marianne Hageman, a business librarian who works mainly on the St Paul campus.
Here are some answers she gave in a recent interview:
- What departments are you a liaison for?
I’m a liaison librarian for business, specializing in (but not limited to) marketing resources. I’m also liaison for the advertising and PR side of COJO.
- What resource – in your topic area – do you think is the coolest?
That’s hard, since we have so many cool resources. But I’ll give a huzzah to MRI+ Mediamark Reporter, the demographics database.
- What’s one cool thing that resource can do?
MRI+ can give you information on who buys what, and then ties that to different characteristics, including what magazines people read and the kinds of television programs they watch. There’s a separate section for teen data, and it’s pretty cool (or creepy, depending on how you look at it) to see what teens like to eat for breakfast.
- Who is your favorite author?
I can’t limit it to just one! A favorite author from childhood is Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the “Anne of Green Gables” books and so much more. She’s a great comfort read. A favorite British author, recently deceased, is Diana Wynne Jones, who wrote “Howl’s Moving Castle” (made into a film by Hayao Miyazaki (it’s a great film, but the book is better.) A favorite Minnesota author is Lois McMaster Bujold; I’m working on reading all of her books this year. If you ask me tomorrow, I might have a different list.
Marianne can be contacted for research assistance or classroom sessions by email, or by phone at (651) 962-5404. See more information about her, and schedule a research consultation, on the library website.