Darrin Rosenthal joined the D’Angelo Law Library in October as our new Head of Access Services in October. Scott Vanderlin, Student Services Librarian, interviewed Darrin to find out how he found his way to the library world and what keeps him busy when he’s not at work.
What were you doing prior to coming to the D’Angelo Law Library?
Prior to coming to D’Angelo, I worked in a similar position at SSA Library, another (much smaller) library on campus.
What originally got you interested in libraries?
Libraries are repositories of knowledge, and I love to learn. For this reason, I started working in a library while in college, and with few exceptions, have been working in one ever since.
What are some of your interests outside of work?
I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially hiking and camping; I love seeing live music acts; and I’m a bit of a coffee snob. More than anything, I love hanging out with my wife and 10 month old daughter (and our sweet but poorly behaved pit bull mix, Donnie).
What’s the best thing you read, watched, or listened to recently?
Read: I just finished a biography of Richard Nixon by Stephen Ambrose–highly recommended, especially for any aspiring constitutional scholars or anyone interested in contemporary American politics.
Watched and listened to: Hamilton. I saw it for the first time over a year ago and listen to the soundtrack nearly every day.