Who are you? Edouard L. Desrochers.
What is your role in the library? I am the Assistant Librarian & Academy Archivist. I previously served as Periodicals Librarian, Circulation and Reference Librarian, and Assistant Catalog Librarian.
Where are you originally from? I was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island, a heavily French Canadian/American community. I have worked at Exeter since 1975, and both of my children attended PEA. Prior to Exeter, I worked in the Phillips Library at Providence College.
What are your interests or hobbies? I have been a member of the Society of American Archivists and New England Archivists since 1977 and have served as both Secretary and President of the latter. I received the Distinguished Service Award from NEA in 2011 for my promotion of and involvement with Secondary School Archives.
Any fun facts? When I’m not in the library, I enjoy landscaping in my yard, bird watching, playing with my grandchildren, and walking in the woods on foot or on snowshoes. I love trying ethnic foods I’ve never had and encourage my colleagues to do the same.
Closing comments? I’m passionate about Exeter’s history and traditions, and I love discussing the Academy with the community, from trivia tidbits and anecdotes to the many cool items held in the Academy Archives.