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Alisa Snow, passion for not just books but music too

Alisa with her favorite singer/ songwriter Richard Marx.

My name is Alisa Snow, and I have been with BCPL since April 2009. I first came on board as a part-time public service associate at the Scheben Branch. In November 2011, I accepted a full-time circulation position at Scheben. I completed my MLIS through the University of Kentucky’s online program in the spring of 2015. This past March, I became a reference librarian at the Main Library. I was beyond thrilled to be able to advance in my career while staying in the system that has become my home over the past eight years.
I am originally from the west side of Cincinnati. Some of my earliest memories are of my mom taking me to the Delhi Branch Library. I’ll never forget how refreshing it was to walk into the air-conditioned library on a hot summer day, a memory that has stayed with me.
I graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, where I majored in creative writing and visual art. SCPA was an incredible place in which to grow up, and I will be forever grateful that I was able to spend my formative years in an environment that fostered acceptance and diversity. For undergrad, I attended Northern Kentucky University and majored in English and secondary education.
Of course, reading has always been one of my great loves. In addition to being a Jane Austen/Jane Eyre kind of girl, I also love to read biographies of musicians and the people who surround them. One of my favorites is the quintessential groupie memoir I’m With the Band by Pamela Des Barres.
Besides reading, my other great passion is music. I love going to concerts, and I have a group of friends that are as enthusiastic about live music as I am. I’ve dubbed them my concert posse. I also enjoy taking road trips, and most of my road trips involve concerts. If you hear me ask the seemingly random question, “Hey, how far away is {fill-in-the-blank town}?” it’s a safe bet that one of my favorite bands is playing there. Some of my other favorite things include Indian food, Bollywood movies, and hiking outdoors with my camera.

Colbie – the sweet but very spoiled calico cat.

I currently reside in Park Hills with Colbie, my sweet but very spoiled calico cat. Colbie is the poster girl for BCPL’s “Whatcha Reading Wednesday” Facebook posts. (I’m trying to make sure she doesn’t get a big head about that.) When I’m not working or relaxing at home with Colbie, I can usually be found at church, where I lead our adult Sunday school class and serve on the media team for our contemporary worship service.
My favorite thing about working at BCPL is the amazing group of co-workers with whom I get to share my day. It always fascinates me how we all came from such diverse backgrounds and experiences, yet we are all here together at this moment in time.
–Alisa Snow has been with Boone County Public Library for more than eight years, and she still feels like a kid in a candy store. Her resolutions for 2018 include improving her Spanish language skills and finally starting on that book she’s been talking about writing forever.

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