Q&A with library archivist Amy Yuncker

 

Amy Yuncker is the archivist and reference librarian at Malone. (Photo by Autumn Berry)

Aviso: Where did you grow up?

Yuncker: Outside of Dellroy, down in Carroll County, up on a hill in the middle of nowhere.

Aviso: Where did you do to high school?

Yuncker: Carrollton High School.

Aviso: Where did you go to college?

Yuncker: I did my undergrad at Ohio State University and my library certification at Kent State.

Aviso: What do you do at Malone?

Yuncker: I am the archivist and reference librarian.

Aviso: What job did you have before this one?

Yuncker: I was head of weekend services at Ohio State’s Thompson Library and part time as a shelf stocker at one of the Columbus metropolitan libraries.

Aviso: What was your first job?

Yuncker: I was a merchandise and customer assistant at Sears.

Aviso: What is your favorite artifact you have found?

Yuncker: This is a really hard question because there is so much neat stuff.  My favorite piece is on display right now. It’s a little doll on a stick that came from one of our missionaries that went to Kenya in the early 1900s.

Aviso: What is your favorite part of archiving artifacts?

Yuncker: Just the surprise of it. You never know what is going to be in the bottom of the box!

Avsio: What is your favorite part of history to study?

Yuncker: In my undergrad, my focus was medieval history.  There is so much more of a hand on history that I am dealing with now.  I can actually handle all of the documents. So, I could not tell you which type of history I love studying more.

Be sure to read more about what the library has to offer.

 

 Josey Petz is the feature editor for The Aviso AVW.

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