Over a year ago, we started a new feature on this blog, profiling an ACPL staffperson each month. Using a variety of serious and silly questions, we hope to share with you the diversity of the Allen County Public Library’s staff. Which brings us to…
Ten Questions with Jeff:
1. What do you do at the Library, and how long have you been doing it?
Supposedly I run the place, but that may depend upon whom you ask. I’ve been at it since 1986. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it.
2. What is the favorite part of your job?
Working with talented, dedicated people to accomplish things that make life better for others.
3. What is your favorite thing to cook?
I like to bake, especially yeast breads. And pies.
4. What’s your least favorite word?
“Impactful.” (I keep hoping that isn’t really a word.) Yes, I know language must evolve. But does it have to do so in such annoying ways?
5. Have you ever been in a food fight?
Yes. I went to a small liberal arts college that was all male when I attended. All the freshmen ate together and we had to wear coats and ties at dinner. One evening somebody started it – might have been an undercooked chicken leg – and the whole dining room erupted. Think: scene from “Animal House.”
6. Can you be trusted with secrets?
Yes. Well, back in my previous job I got a rep for letting it slip that someone was going to get a surprise party. But I have improved since then.
7. What makes you happy?
First – My grandkids. Next – White sand, blue sky, puffy clouds, palm trees, waves.
8. Do you have any pets?
Not anymore. Been there, done that.
9. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
I taught school for a year – English, German, typing, coached basketball, drove the school “bus” (actually a large van). That whole year was scary and drove me into librarianship!
10. How do you feel about fruitcake?
Warm and fuzzy.
We hope you enjoyed meeting Mr. Krull through this profile. Let us know what you think of this feature. (And if you’re an ACPL staffperson and would like to volunteer to be featured on the blog… email me, we’ll see what we can do!)