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Meet the DRT Library Staff: Beverly Ewald

September 28, 2009

At the DRT Library, the anniversary of each staff member’s date of hire is celebrated with cake or a similarly delicious dessert. Since cake is not easily shared electronically, we are instead going to observe hire dates on the blog with a new series of “meet the staff” entries that share information about each member of the library team. First up is Beverly Ewald, who started working at the DRT Library in September 2008.

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Beverly Ewald, DRT Library Cataloging Librarian.

Beverly Ewald, DRT Library Cataloging Librarian.

I am the newest member of the DRT Library staff. As the Catalog Librarian, I have the responsibility of assigning call numbers and subject headings to all of the new books that the Library receives as well as updating the online catalog and making corrections or revisions as necessary. I also take my turn helping patrons with their research when they come into the Library and answering e-mail requests for information.

I have been doing genealogy as a hobby for many years, and I enjoy the challenge of family research: it’s just like finding missing pieces of a gigantic puzzle, and it is a lot of fun to meet distant cousins you have recently discovered.

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and my Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

My previous work in libraries has included a high school library, a private college library, the Archdiocese of San Antonio Archives, several church libraries, the Nonprofit Resource Center of Texas Library, and the Bulverde/Spring Branch Public Library.

Other employment has included ownership and management of several small businesses including two custom picture framing stores; a maid service; a business that specialized in residential and commercial window cleaning and new construction cleanup; and a business that specialized in residential, commercial, and auto window tinting.

My husband, Ken, and I enjoy living in the Hill Country north of San Antonio. We have a garden and like to make pickles and jelly and can tomatoes and other vegetables. We both also enjoy wildlife photography. We attend church at The Branches in Bulverde, an experimental new church development with combined Lutheran and Presbyterian roots.

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