Thursday, April 16, 2015

Get To Know the BPL Young Professional Board Members: Leah Bigbee

What is your full name, age, and occupation? 

Leah Bigbee, 26, Employer Relations & Marketing Coordinator at UAB.

Why did you get involved with the BPL YP board?

I believe in free and open access to knowledge and learning for all and I believe in the power and necessity of libraries.

As young professionals, I believe we have a civic responsibility to our city and that means supporting the library's efforts to best serve the Birmingham community.

Which is your favorite (or most frequented) library branch of the Birmingham Public Library system? 


Would you rather read on an e-reader or a book?

I prefer traditional books; it’s a welcome reprieve from the digital overload of daily life.

What is your favorite website or form of social media.

Twitter, Medium, and NPR are my must-haves.

What is your favorite place to eat in Birmingham?

Golden Temple in Five Points.

What book would you want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island?

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

I would love to go hiking and adventuring in Iceland.

Who are some of your favorite authors? 

Donna Tartt, Louise Erdrich, and James Joyce are among my very favorites.

What is your wish for the city of Birmingham?

A collaborative focus and action oriented effort from citizens on equal access for all residents to essential services like education, transit, sidewalks, and libraries.

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