It’s Their Job: Gene Bundy

Name: Gene Bundy

Occupation: Special Collections Librarian at Eastern New Mexico University

Time on the Job: 12 years

Background: Bundy has been a student, custodian and also worked in retail sales for 20 years.

Q. Describe what your job entails?
A. Anything that you do in the library, you do here, check books in and out, order, catalog and process.

Q. What is a typical day on the job like for you?
A. There’s not a typical day. You never know what’s going to come up.

Q. Why did you choose this profession?
A. I didn’t, it chose me. (He worked in the library for two semesters while pursuing his degree)

Q. What type of training do you need for your job.
A. A master’s degree in library science and a love of the material and a good knowledge of it.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
A. I like getting to meet all the people who come in and buying both new and used books.