Meet Carolyn Runyon

Carolyn, working the scanners in Special Collections & University Archives

Meet Carolyn Runyon, the Digital Archivist. She comes to us from the American University in Cairo where she worked on a participatory archives project aimed at documenting the January 25 Revolution. Carolyn hangs out in Special Collections & University Archives and works on building up our library of digital content. We’re glad to have her aboard. Onward with the 10 questions:

1. Describe Chattanooga as though you were speaking to an extraterrestrial civilization.
Small, southern city with its own typeface.

2. What do you do when you feel like doing nothing?
Read, watch terrible TV, attempt to bake (I’m notorious for burning stuff!), solve crossword and sudoku puzzles, and hang out with my dog, Pal.

3. What’s the best trip you’ve been on?

Carolyn with her youngest brother, Cory, in front of Khafre's pyramid at Giza.

Carolyn with her youngest brother, Cory, in front of Khafre’s pyramid at Giza.

Camping in the Black and White desert. It’s seriously worth the ticket to Egypt.

4. Would you rather live the life of a stapler or a hammer?
Hammer. I get to work outside on construction sites instead of collect dust on a desk.

5. What question irritates you the most during a job interview?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

6. If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
Flying. So much cheaper than airfare.

7. Name a scene from any movie you’d like to recreate with stop motion snowmen.
The laser scene in Goldfinger.

8. Favorite Christmas gift as a child?
Pocket microscope. For a while, I went around inspecting everything.

9. What animal makes the best noise?
Camels. They make these really grumpy, exasperated sounds when you ride them.

10. Which Golden Girl are you (& why)?
Sophia. She’s uncensored.

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