Marie L. Radford

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation LIS Professor
Location Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Introduction I am an Associate Professor at Rutgers. I love to teach & have taught at every grade level from K-graduate school. Am now teaching graduate LIS courses in reference, management, & interpersonal communication. My research is in interpersonal communication in reference interactions (traditional & virtual) and in media stereotypes of librarians. I am very happily married to Gary Radford and have a lovely daughter, Meg, who will be attending Rutgers University as of fall 2008 to study Animal Science. Because of Meg's work at St. Hubert's animal rescue we now have 3 cats, Lucifer (rescued from Brooklyn, & his name fits), Eco (rescued from South Jersey, named for Umberto Eco) and Batman (rescued from near death sentence from central New Jersey). I am a Jersey Girl, born and raised in central New Jersey.
Interests Books & book collecting, Live to read science fiction mysteries & nonfiction in whatever topic catches my fancy, I am a music lover & play the keyboards, Sporadically I play out in a rock & blues band "The Professors", I enjoy cooking, reading on & strolling along the beach, esp. the Jersey shore, like to travel esp. England, Europe esp. France and the Carribbean Islands.
Favorite Movies Party Girl, Best in Show, Raising Arizona, Shrek, any James Bond movies, but esp. the ones with Sean Connery, any movies with Clint Eastwood, esp. spagetti westerns & Dirty Harry.
Favorite Music Todd Rundgren, John Williams, Bruce, Neil Young, The Professors, The Who, Peter Gabriel, Beatles, Death Cab for Cutie, I could go on.
Favorite Books Name of the Rose, Look Homeward Angel, Red Dwarf books, anything by Donald Westlake, Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout, anything by Iain M. Banks, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Carl Hiaasen, I could go on & on.