NLC Staff: Meet Shoshana Patocka

Get to know NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, Shoshana Patocka. Take a few minutes and get to know her with a few fun questions!

What advice would you give your 21 year old self?
Keep working towards your goal, you’ll get there eventually

What’s your ideal vacation?
Disney World

What do you do to relax?
Take bubble baths

Describe your first car
A used, white Ford Escort that I didn’t learn to drive until I was 23

If I weren’t working in a library, I’d be…
A professional organizer

What was the first concert you remember attending?
Green Day at the Ranch Bowl in Omaha

What movie can you watch over and over again?
La La Land

What was the last book you read?
The Finishing School series by Gail Carriger

What was the last movie you watched?
Return of the Jedi

What is your proudest handyman moment?
Replacing a door knob on the entrance to my duplex

What smell brings back great memories?
Cinnamon rolls and chili

If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Quiet but deadly

Do you have any tattoos?
Yes – 2 – one on my wrist and one on my leg

What is your favorite comfort food when you are sick?
Chicken noodle soup

What’s your most treasured possession?
My cat Dharma

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

Do you have any pets?
A gray and white cat named Dharma and a corgi named Charlie

What is your guilty pleasure?
Ice cream

Favorite technology that you could not live without?
My alarm clock

If you could only eat one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Mac and cheese

If you could call anyone in the world and have a one-hour conversation, who would you call?
Carol Burnett

What do you get every time you go to the grocery store?
Choceur Peanut Butter Cups from Aldi (Sooooooo good!)

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