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.