Free, face-to-face technology help at your local library is back! Start getting to know our 2016-17 Guiding Ohio Online Americorps service member Connor by making a one-on-one appointment with him + by reading his interview below:
ACPL: Welcome, Connor! What made you interested in Americorps?
Connor: Americorps’ Guiding Ohio Online program provides a wonderful cocktail of library experience and service to the community. I was extremely excited by the opportunity to help make a positive impression on the area while also getting to be associated with an organization that is already committed to serving the community.
Where did you grow up, and what did you like most about it?
I am a local to Athens County, having graduated from Athens High School in 2009. There is a plethora of fantastic features to our county, and I believe that one is the incredibly diverse amount of produce that can be harvested throughout the area. A trip to the farmers’ market can yield anything from jalapenos to pears, making for a revolving door of wonderful eats.
What are some of your biggest interests?
I have found myself growing more and more interested in the environment and how to best treat it with the love and care that it deserves. I suppose that the movie Silent Running left a lasting impression on me.
What should patrons expect from Guiding Ohio Online this year?
We are extremely lucky to have a library system that reaches from one end of the county to the other, and with the Guiding Ohio Online Program we are looking forward to being able to provide our services to all areas throughout Athens County. Our focus right now is on one-on-one tech help sessions. My goal is to visit each branch every week, and to assist as many patrons as possible.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Although I am far from being a wordsmith, I do dabble in writing poetry. Beyond my own writing, though, I really enjoy seeing others read their work. It also seems that no matter how long you’ve lived in the area, spending time outside in the county’s natural beauty is perpetually entertaining. I like to spend my time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and playing tennis with my parents.
Anything else you’d like us to know about you?
I am absolutely in love with the original Star Wars movie and enjoy collecting fun and unique Star Wars memorabilia. Also, I am not afraid to admit that I like Wings way more than The Beatles.
What’s the easiest way to reach you?
I can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and also via telephone (740-249-9422).