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David Ferguson

Acquisitions Coordinator

About Me

Originally from Wisconsin, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BA in International Relations.  After graduation, I spent a year working in the UK and Ireland through the Work Abroad program. While in the UK, I worked at the library of Shearson, Lehman, Hutton, a financial services firm.  When I returned to the US, I went directly to Washington, D.C. While there, I worked in law libraries and eventually found a position at the library of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and worked there for 7 years.  My main responsibilities at USAID were reference and acquisitions. After that, I was hired to work at the Peace Corps. The library was very small so my responsibilities involved almost all aspects of running the library.

Work

In 2011, I started working at Gleeson Library in Cataloging then moved to Acquisitions. In addition to Acquisitions/Periodicals, I also work at the Reference Desk in Gleeson Library. Come see me Mondays 11-1! 

Interests

My "go to" choice for books are science fiction and crime fiction. Now, after discovering Nordic noir, I can't get enough of it. I am excited about gardening again. I can't wait to start growing my own vegetables and herbs. However my current efforts involve digging out weeds and fending off stray cats, racoons, and the occasional skunk.