2012 Eureka Fellow: Bradley McCulley
As an Adult Services Librarian at Burlingame Public in Burlingame, California I wear many hats – 300’s and music selector, reference librarian, career services and programs coordinator, Adult Summer Reading Club organizer, instructor for our “Get CET” computer program, staff and patron Overdrive instructor, [enter name here] committee member, and baby wrangler.
When I am not commuting to and from San Francisco I help out at Argonne Elementary School library (San Francisco), Burlingame Public Library Homebound Outreach, and Burlingame Library Foundation. Some of my previous incarnations have been as library aide, library page, pastry chef, bartender, and sailor. Originally from Florida I am an avid biker (tandem biking with my daughter Skyler especially), gardener, vermicomposter, bookbinder, cook, canner/pickler and Russophile.
I completed my MLIS at SJSU in 2010 with almost every class online and sometimes feel I missed out on the face-to-face networking possible with bricks and mortar degree programs, so one of my goals is to network as much as possible with the other California librarians. I would also like to refine the leadership lessons I’ve learned so far and, of course, develop new leadership skills. I’m very excited about the project component (can’t wait to hear everyone’s ideas) and learn everything I can about the grant writing process.