About the Author

Jeffrey Berkbigler

I recently moved from my beloved home city of St. Louis, Missouri, to swingin’ Las Vegas, Nevada. When I’m not in the library I’m usually home. Duh. When I’m not either place, I’m probably at the grocery store. If I’m still not there, then who knows where I am! Ideally I’d be hiking or camping with my dear wife, DeLyle, but she’s still back home in St. Louis. In the meantime I’m trying to stay out of trouble and get used to my new surroundings as well as the quasi-bachelor life in my apartment.

In past career attempts I’ve tried to be an audio engineer and an Episcopal priest — not at the same time — but librarianship is really the only career shoe that’s ever fit. I don’t read as many books as you’d think but you can track my reading at Goodreads.com. My favorite living authors are Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, Mary Roach, and David Sloan Wilson. Carl Sagan is my intellectual hero. I used to be an amateur actor. I can’t sing or dance, but will anyway at the slightest suggestion. I wish I had Marvin Gaye‘s voice and Van Morrison‘s catalog.

You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram, too, or like the TOAL Facebook page. If you find my personal Facebook, great, but I’m not going to friend you unless I actually know you.

Every time my father ever saw me off to school, or anywhere, he’d always say, “Make it a good day,” so, that’s what I’m saying to you. Be kind, and make it a good day.


P.S.: I’m well aware that Tales of a Librarian is also the name of a Tori Amos record, but since I’ve been a fan of hers since 1996 I’m fine with the association.