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The fourth and final of our new employee introductions is about Miles Dame, the Outreach Assistant. Miles’ primary responsibilities are providing support to the outreach librarians, managing the library’s Instagram and blog, overseeing outreach student assistants, and serving as the liaison to all Furman staff members.

Miles is a former fourth-grade teacher, and graduate from North Greenville University. Before Furman, he worked for the Greenville County Library System at the Taylors, Five Forks, and Fountain Inn branches. He is currently exploring his options regarding library school and hopes to begin work on his masters in library and information science in the fall semester of 2020.

There are so many great aspects of working at Furman University that he had to list a few. Miles said, “I really enjoy how beautiful the campus is! It’s not too far from my home so it’s nice to ride my bicycle to work every so often. I also feel very welcomed and want to thank everyone for making me feel included in the library!”

He is very excited to be able to assist students with their research. One of his favorite aspects of working in the public library was interacting with patrons and helping them find the right resources to meet their needs. He’s also very eager to take on the planning, writing, and posting for the blog and Instagram accounts.

When not working Miles enjoys reading, baking, playing video games, hiking, creating art, playing board games, and spending time with friends. Currently, he is reading The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. His signature baked good is banana bread, and his favorite place to hike is anywhere in the mountains. Miles is currently playing Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch and EA’s Battlefront II.



Carolyn says:

Congratulations on this wonderful position at a great university’ Most assuredly helping all those fifth graders do research with me during your student teaching had not gone to waste! I know you will do a fabulous job and I wish you the best!

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