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Get to Know Sarah Holsapple! [February 2024]

Title: Collection Analysis Librarian

Library/Department: Collection Strategy & Development.

Location: Perkins

Years at Duke: About 7 years at Duke total (As Academic Assistant at Duke Law from 2013-2018, and at the library about 2 years (including my internship with ERSA)).

In a nutshell, what do you do at Duke University Libraries?

Investigate questions about the library collections (electronic and print) by researching and combining data from different sources.

If you had to pick one thing, what’s the best part of your job so far?

It’s the access to resources for me, hands down. I absolutely love having access to all of the books and journal articles and databases. And if we don’t have it – I can inter-library loan it! I feel like nothing is unavailable – it’s a beautiful thing.

What is the best thing you’ve read/watched/listened to recently?

I was doing some research in the stacks and ran across the book A Dream in Polar Fog by Yuri Rytkheu. It’s a beautiful description of life in the Chukchi community in northern Siberia in the early 1900’s.

What do you like most about living in The Triangle?

There’s a lot to love about living in this area – I love that we are equidistant from the beach and the mountains, and there are so many things to do – museums, performing arts, restaurants, hiking.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I spend my non work time hanging out with my family, sewing, quilting and crocheting. I also like to garden, read and I enjoy going out to eat with my husband as well as traveling.