Archivist Spotlight

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Brother Haderlie is our Chair of Technical Services in the McKay library. He did not aspire to be a librarian, but happened upon it. Haderlie studied history in college then served a mission in Germany. After his mission, he decided to become a German instructor, but due to low demand, majored in microbiology. Before coming to work at BYU-Idaho, Haderlie worked at a database company as an information scientist for 14 years. When Haderlie isn’t slaving away over the library database, he’s meticulously cultivating his germ farm in petri dishes that he hides under his desk.

What is Technical Services? Though some people get confused, Technical Services is not where your computer questions are answered. They are the behind the scenes crew at the library. They are called Technical Services because, once upon a time, they were the only library department that had a typewriter. Get it? Technical?

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