Thursday, April 11, 2013

Meet Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals Board Member Leah Bigbee

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.

Leah Bigbee

What is your full name, age, and occupation? Leah Marie Bigbee, 24, Account Manager at Metro Monitor.

What is your favorite place to eat in Birmingham? Over Easy in Homewood.

Why did you get involved with the BPLYP? I got involved with BPLYP because library advocacy is something I aim to invest in my whole life and the BPLYP arose as a great opportunity to serve my community.

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

Name some of your favorite books as a child or teenager. Number the Stars, The Giver, All The Kings Men.

What genres do you read the most as an adult? Literary fiction, short story anthologies, books of poetry.

Who are some of your favorite authors? Anne Carson, George Saunders, Hilda Doolittle.

What is your wish for the city of Birmingham? My wish for the city is for us to say hi to each other more—especially in our libraries.

What is your favorite quote or inspirational saying?  “A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood

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