Meet Lindsay Hansen, the Music & Media Librarian here at the Oviatt. She’s been at CSUN for almost seven years. Not only is she passionate about helping students, but she also has been known to breakout in freestyle dance.
Where are you originally from?
Bloomington, MN, home of the Mall of America
What do you admire most about CSUN students?
They juggle a lot more challenges than I did in college—they are working full-time jobs, commuting long distances, and might be the first in their family to go to college.
What’s your favorite book?
Pink Slip by Rita Ciresi
What songs would you include on the soundtrack of your life?
Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money
Why did you become a librarian?
After trying other fields, I thought it would be a good way to help music students and faculty find what they need and conduct better research. Librarianship is the perfect way to match my love for music (without performing) with my love for research.
What do you wish every student knew about the library or librarians?
That we will stop at nothing to find an answer or help. If I don’t know the answer to something, I’ll find it.
What’s your favorite quote?
Seid bereit, immer bereit! It is an East German expression that means “be prepared, always prepared.”
Is there a specific class that you really enjoy doing library instruction for?
Any of the music classes, especially music history and the research seminar for grad students.
If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be?
Probably Frédéric Chopin, my favorite composer.
What are your research interests?
East German popular music, German primary resources available in the United States, and the information-seeking behavior of Germanists.