Dustin Weeks, 2013
- Librarian, Senior Professor
- DSC employee since 1989
Degrees and schools where awarded: AA, Daytona Beach Community College; BA, Florida State University; MLS, Florida State University
Career/Professional honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Phi Mu; DBCC Meritorious Service Award 2004; president of Central Florida Library Cooperative 2005-2007; co-chair of Planning Council 2012-2014
Outside interests: Baking, writing, book hoarding
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Assistant director of The Southwest Georgia Regional Library
What professional projects are you working on right now? Redesigning our information literacy instruction program to integrate with the Quality Enhancement Plan.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Working for an organization that has helped thousands of people have better lives.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To look back at the end of it and know I made a difference.
In life? To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart. To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? The only things you truly have control over in life are your own actions.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I was born in the hospital next door.
Last book read:The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Professor Weeks’ Dependability Tonic – Helps get you through the day with a smile on your face!
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Marcus Aurelius, Benjamin Franklin, Emily Dickinson and Terry Pratchett
“The Daytona State of Mind” to me is an ocean of opportunity just waiting for the next student to dive in.