Name: Meghan Dowell
Occupation: Consulting librarian.
Hometown: Portland, Ore. (by way of Indiana).
What brought me to Beloit: A perfect opportunity and a 17-foot moving truck.
You may have seen me: In the lower level of the library or at Bushel & Peck’s trivia night.
What can’t you live* without? Alan (husband), Dr. PorkChop & Detective Randall (cats), printed materials, laughter, impromptu dance parties, and dill pickles
*aside from basic needs
Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Madeleine Albright, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Her Majesty the Queen.
What gets you up in the morning? After the alarm clock, it is the coffee. Then I remember I get to hang out and work in the library, assisting students and faculty on fun projects and research.
Who are your heroes? My mother, Liz; my grandmother, Sondra; and my grandmother, Joan. All three are extraordinary women who inspire me daily.
Proudest moment? Moving to New York City on my own, having never visited or knowing a single person.