Thursday, April 04, 2013

Meet Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals Board President, James Sullivan

The Young Professionals of the Birmingham Public Library celebrate the rich history and prosperous future of Birmingham's oldest cultural institution. The Young Professionals support the Library financially and culturally and promote its remarkable treasures. By hosting dynamic lectures, special collection tours, and other social events and by volunteering time and skills, the Young Professionals increase public awareness of and access to the Library's resources.

James Sullivan, YP Board President

What is your full name, age, and occupation? James Anthony Sullivan, 29, Material Sourcing - Supply Chain Management, Southern Nuclear.

What is your favorite place to eat in Birmingham? Crazy Cajun’s.

Why did you get involved with the BPLYP? I wanted to get more involved with the community and learn some history about Birmingham.

Which is your favorite (or most frequented) library branch? Central.

Name some of your favorite books as a child or teenager. Dick Tracy, Goosebumps, anything that dealt with mystery and detectives.

What genres do you read the most as an adult? I love investment, business, and financial education books.

Who are some of your favorite authors? Robert Kiyosak, Paulo Coelho, Thomas J. Stanley, Napoleon Hill.

What is your wish for the city of Birmingham? Find ways to give incentives to help build small businesses.

Do you have a special talent? If so, what is it? Yes, I am an artist. I enjoy sketching still life, cartoons, and people in pencil and charcoal. I also enjoy painting.

What are some of your favorite activities in Birmingham? I love the performing arts and also going to hear the symphony orchestra during the holidays.

What are some of your favorite quote or inspirational saying? "If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything." "Do unto others as you would want done to you."

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