Meet ALASC Co-Chair and Web Coordinator: Lisa Dibbern

Here are a few of the books I’m reading this summer:

An Intellectual History of Cannibalism by Catalin Avramescu and Alistair Ian Blyth: I’ve been waiting to read this for about a year and finally just went out and bought it.  It’s not so much about the history of Cannibalism as it is about intellectual history of ideas about cannibalism and the way the cannibalism has been used throughout history transforming political thought and violence.

Tough Island by Crash Barry: This is the second self-published book by Barry, a Maine Native, who writes about real life adventures based here in Maine.  This book should be just the right amount of gritty, with a little mischief and sea foam on the side.

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter by Mark Seal: Whoa! Just read a synopsis and some reviews for this book. Looks spectacular and very suspenseful; I mean, if you don’t know the story, like I didn’t!

More About Lisa

Hello! I’m Lisa and I’m the 2011-2012 Co-Chair and Web Coordinator for SJSU SLIS ALASC. Currently, I live in Portland, Maine, where I am employed as an Adult Services Library Assistant for the Kennebunk Free Library. Hailing from Kansas I have a BFA in Ceramics from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas. My personal interests include Art, Anthropology, Archives, Cryptozoology, Traveling and Food, tons of it.  Professionally my interests lie in Special Collections and Archiving, specifically Art and Museum Collections and Libraries. I have previously worked within Academic and Public Libraries and interned at Special Collections Research Libraries . My dream would be to work within an Art Museum Library or Archive. I began the SJSU SLIS program in Spring 2010 and I will be graduating with an MLIS in May 2012.  So  far I have spent the summer making strawberry and beet Popsicles, traveling to Scotland, laying on the beach, and scouring books and magazines for the best BBQ recipes. 
Q: If people browsed my personal bookshelves, what impression would they have of you?
A: Really? You’ve read all of these?