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LIBRARY | FACULTY                                                                             STAFF PROFILE | LIBRARY

 “  Faculty Speak  “  Employee Spotlight

     The job opened and then it was hers. Boglarka (Bogi) Huddleston
     began working for TCU’s Mary Couts Burnett Library on June 22,
     2015, as the Health Sciences Liaison and Assessment Librarian. Since
     was new to TCU as was her position to the Library, she settled into her
     job and TCU quite nicely.

     Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Bogi came to the United States
     in 1996 and finally became a citizen in January of this year. She has a
     master’s degree in psychology and worked as a licensed counselor for
     15 years. When the inevitable burn-out caught up with her, she
     returned to school to earn a master’s degree in Library and Information
     Science and became a librarian. Before coming to TCU, Bogi was a
     librarian at the Arlington Public Library and at the University of Texas
     at Arlington.

     Her job responsibilities involve primarily helping and ensuring
     students and faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders,
     Kinesiology, Nutritional Sciences, Psychology and Social Work
     departments have all the library and research resources they need. She
     teaches students how to do research, use databases and find articles
     appropriate for their assignments. She also assists faculty with their
     research needs. As the assessment librarian, she plans and coordinates
     assessment activities to ensure the library services we provide are
     meeting needs.
 Each year, the Mary Couts Burnett Library invites remarkable speakers—TCU faculty—to share their
 experiences and speak about their newest books or real-world experiences. The Library is proud of its   While she can spend a lot of time planning, coordinating and assessing
 faculty and their many successes and looks forward to sharing their achievements with the TCU community.   for various programs, Bogi has a desire to teach and mentor students.
 Students, faculty and Friends of the TCU Library alike, attend the speaker series.
     “I love, love, love teaching,” says Bogi. “This can either be in a classroom full of students or one-on-one. Seeing the light bulb
 he story of bourbon, America’s whiskey, can be told through many lenses. On April 4, 2017, guests got some   going
 shots of knowledge about the science of whiskey, from the Big Bang to bourbon. Head distiller of Firestone &   off in students’ heads as they learn something and connect the dots is the most rewarding aspect of my job.”
 TRobertson Distilling Company, Rob Arnold and TCU professor Eric Simanek, authors of Shots of Knowledge:
 The Science of Whiskey, entertained a group of whiskey lovers as they explained the whiskey production process through   Somewhere between your dream job and your real job is the best job. Bogi didn’t realize TCU was going to be the best job and
 the lenses of science and engineering. They provided detailed insight into whiskey production from the processing of raw   the best place to work. Her love for teaching and mentoring has been a rewarding experience.
 materials to the fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending and bottling of a fine whiskey product. Fact: the yeast
 used to make Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company’s fine TX Whiskey is grown at TCU.  “TCU is, by far, my favorite place I’ve ever worked at.” Bogi said. “I love this campus, students, staff and faculty I encounter

     daily. There is a sense of belonging here that I have never experienced before.”
 Growing up in central Illinois, Eric Simanek was surrounded by corn destined for feed or alcohol. He holds degrees in
 chemistry from the University of Illinois and Harvard. He is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and serves as   Outside of work, she enjoys baking and being active with her 10-year-old son. They go to football games, concerts and even play
 Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at TCU, and is the Director of the TCU IdeaFactory. When he is   video games. Avid ice cream lovers, they keep a running list of the ice-cream places they have been to as they try to visit a couple
 not in a classroom or lab, he enjoys sharing his love of science with all ages and sharing whiskey with good friends.  on the weekends.

 Rob Arnold is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and a third-generation member of the whiskey industry. With a passion for   Bogi is always ready to answer any question with a smile and welcomes visitors to her office anytime. She’s excited about
 both science and whiskey, he holds degrees in microbiology and biochemistry from the University of Tennessee and the   helping people and helping students achieve academic success.
 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, respectively. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in plant
 breeding at Texas A&M. Since 2011, he has been Head Distiller at the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company in Fort
 Worth, Texas.

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