October 14, 2008

Mars' Hill profiles Alloway Library staffer Abraham Brake

Abraham BrakeFrom Mars' Hill

Name: Abraham Brake
Job Title: Circulation or Librarian Clerk
Birthplace: Egypt
Where you’ve seen them: Working behind the main desk at the Norma Alloway Library, often in the evenings.

Mars’ Hill: How long have you been working at Trinity Western University?
Abraham Brake: Since June 2004, almost five years.

MH: What do you enjoy about working in a Library?
AB: Interacting with students and being exposed to this huge collection of books.

MH: What is your favourite book?
AB: The Bible.

MH: What did you do before coming to TWU?
AB: I was a community support worker for disabled people.

MH: What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen students doing in the library?
AB: One Saturday I had closed the library and was leaving when I heard a knocking from inside the library. A student had still been inside; I was only three or four feet away from the door, so was able to let him out.

MH: Any advice for students?
AB: Being in Canada is a blessing [so enjoy being] here. Don’t delay your graduation; just get it done. Also work hard and play hard, but first you have to work hard.

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