Meet Edouard Desrochers…


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.