Welcome to part 2 of a six part series.
Ken Orenic is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Dominican University’s Rebecca Crown Library. Orenic’s responsibilities include providing reference services, teaching information literacy and subject specific library workshops, managing the Government Documents collection, and is the liaison for LIBRAS, a consortium of local private liberal arts colleges and universities. He received his MLIS from Dominican University, and is pursuing an MA in History at Roosevelt University. Orenic will teach LIS 704, Introduction to Reference Services in Dominican’s GSLIS this summer. When not engaging in library-related activities, he can be found in his office playing the ukulele, much to the chagrin of anyone within earshot.
1. What is your favorite word?
Erudite – I like the way it flows.
2. What is your least favorite word?
It’s a toss up between “no” and “shush”
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
The trance-like state achieved through deep study.
4. What turns you off?
Intolerance of any kind.
5. What is your favorite curse word?
You’ll have to ask my kids.
6. What sound or noise do you love?
The howl of strong winds before a storm.
7. What sound or noise do you hate?
The groan of my home’s air conditioner when first started. I pray for just one more year of service before I have to replace it.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Attorney for the ACLU.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
10. If Heaven exists, what do you think God would say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
SAINT PETER, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!