<span class="padlock_text"></span> v23 #6 Profiles Encouraged: Heather Stecklein

by | Feb 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Librarian/Archivist
Rush University Medical Center
1700 W. Van Buren, Suite 086, Chicago, IL  60612
Phone:  (312) 942-7214  •  Fax:  (312) 942-3342
<Heather_J_Stecklein@rush.edu>
http://www.lib.rush.edu/archives

Born and Lived:  I was born and raised in Iowa.  The most exotic place I have lived is Juneau, Alaska, and I have lived in Chicago, Illinois for eight years.

Professional Career and Activities:  I have been a Librarian/Archivist at the Rush University Medical Center Archives in Chicago for six years.  Before I came to Rush, I was an Archival Assistant at the American College of Surgeons, The Iowa Women’s Archives, the Center for Dubuque History, and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository.

I serve on the Steering Committee of the Chicago Area Archivists, and I’m a member of the Chicago Area Medical Archivists.

Family:  I’m celebrating my fifteenth anniversary with my husband, Geoff Osterhaus, this year.  Our daughter, Amelia, turned two in December 2011.

In My Spare Time:  I love to get outside whenever I can.  I enjoy hiking, geocaching, and exploring new cities.  I love photographing everyday life, and I always have a camera with me.

Favorite Books:  I love non-fiction and biographies.  I recommend The Alex Studies, by Irene Pepperberg, which details her investigative work with the speaking capability of an African gray parrot.  I also recently read Alison Arngrim’s Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated, which was a fascinating memoir.

Pet Peeves:  Defeatism and avoidable miscommunications.

Philosophy:  There is always a way to move forward.

How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years:  The industry has to continue to build a digital presence.  Our users will increasingly develop the expectation that they do not need to travel to obtain the information they seek.

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