As much as these titles describe and apply to the work that happens at the University of Louisville, they don’t get to the essence of what makes UofL unique — its people.

Once or twice a month, UofL Today profiles people who help to make the university what it is.

Name: Bob Fox

UofL title and department: dean, University Libraries

At UofL since: February 2011

Hometown: Brunswick, Ga.

First job and what I learned from it: I worked as a student assistant at the local college library when I was in high school and then again when I was in college. I learned that I really enjoyed helping people find what they need and that I really enjoyed working in libraries.

The thing I like most about what I do: Helping faculty and students achieve success with our resources and services.

I am: a night owl. Don’t be surprised to get a late-night e-mail from me.

Guilty pleasure: Anything with refined sugar.

Favorite book: Asking a librarian their favorite book is like asking a parent their favorite child!

Favorite TV show: American Pickers on the History Channel

In the car I listen to: WUOL

Favorite quote: “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson

These animals share my world: A very old tuxedo cat.

My day begins: too early and with lots of coffee. (See note about my being a night owl.)

I wish I had more time to: travel

When I’m not cheering for the Cards, I’m cheering for: the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Most Friday nights you’ll find me: at a restaurant on Bardstown Road.

Anything else you’d like the UofL community to know: After many years in Atlanta, moving to Louisville is a big change and a big opportunity. I’m looking forward to many productive years here.