Get to Know Your Reference Librarians: Sally Dockter

Get to know your librarians. Find out more about your favorite reference librarians: Sara KuhnIn the spring, we highlighted five of the librarians who staff the reference desk, but there are five more that you might recognize from visiting the library. These librarians sit behind the Ask a Librarian desk and are ready to answer your questions and help you with your research. (Check out the previous interviews!)

Today’s interviewee is Sally Dockter, who is not only one of our fabulous librarians at the reference desk, but is also the assistant director of the Chester Fritz Library. Sally is the subject specialist for American Indian studies, anthropology, and geography. To contact her or learn more about her educational background, please visit her profile page.

Where did you grow up?

Manvel and Grand Forks, ND

What is your favorite place to eat in Grand Forks (or nearby) and what do you usually order (or what would you recommend)?

Joe Black’s Cajun Pasta – Monday night special for $5.50 and $3.00 beers

What is your favorite spot in Chester Fritz Library? What about that spot makes it your favorite?

Video Viewing Room – it has nice furniture – soft chairs and curtains and a microwave.

Why did you decide to become a librarian?

I was working on an Education degree and took some library science courses and found my calling. So I packed up my babies and went to library school in Indiana.

What is the craziest or most interesting job you’ve ever had?

Archaeologist in Western North Dakota during the 1980’s oil rush.

This is not Sally Dockter parking, but it could be! Photo credit: juicyrai via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA
This is not Sally Dockter, but it could be!
Photo credit: juicyrai via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

What strange skill do you have that many other people don’t?

Flawless parallel parking.

What skill or talent do you wish you had?

To be the drummer in the band.

What book do you think everyone should read and why?

The one on your nightstand that is about to be overdue.

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