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The late Andy Warhol interviews Carly Schanock, Dental Library Intern (emeritus)

by Laurel Graham on 2019-08-13T16:31:00-04:00 | Comments


*Questions adapted from those Warhol would ask celebrities for Interview Magazine.

ANDY WARHOL: What did you have for breakfast?

Carly Schanock: I usually just have a cinnamon raisin bagel, but today I splurged and had a cookies and cream vegan donut and non-vegan hot chocolate.

WARHOL: Do you dream? (What’s the last one you remember?)

 Carly SchanockI do sometimes. I have a reoccurring dream in black and white about Star Wars—or at least the lightsabers—and zombies. But my most recent one was about ordering Papa John’s pizza but I sent the pizza to my parent’s house in WI, and couldn’t find the phone number to call and cancel it. Eventually I did but it was only an extension number, so it didn’t work and then the construction outside my apartment woke me up.... The next day I ended up ordering Papa John's but made sure to send it to my address in Philadelphia

WARHOL: Do you keep a diary?

Carly Schanock: No, but I did until at least middle school. I actually found one of them when I last went home. But it’s a secret what I wrote. 

WARHOL: How were you discovered?

Carly Schanock: My parents probably took a pregnancy test or went to the doctor, who told them.  Before coming to Philadelphia, I went to DePaul University in Chicago and there I received a BA in History, with a concentration in Public History. I lived there for 5 years before starting my Masters of Library and Information Science at Drexel University in 2017. 

WARHOL: What was your first job?

Carly Schanock: McDonald’s. I started at 15 because my parents wanted me to develop a strong work ethic when I was young and learn how to interact with a diverse group of people.

I interned previously at the Historical Medical Library at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and worked for Drexel’s Metadata Research Center as both a project manager for their LEADS-4-NDP program and a research assistant for a project with CHOP. 

I started at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern in September 2018, during my second to last quarter in graduate school. I graduate in March 2019 and will be the youngest in my family to receive a master’s degree. 

WARHOL: Are you a good cook?

Carly Schanock: I’m not bad, but I prefer baking and only have about 5 recipes I regularly make. Food tastes better when someone else makes it and I just pay for it.

WARHOL: Is there anything you regret not doing?

Carly Schanock: I regret not doing track and field in high school. I feel like I would’ve been great at hurdles and I think it would have been fun to have tennis in the fall and track and field in the spring. Also, I’m not very coordinated and maybe that would’ve helped. I also wished I had kept up with German, as I would love to live in Germany some day. 

WARHOL: Do you dance at home?

Carly Schanock: Not well. Here at Penn I have done various things in my role, such as community engagement to promote library services, including a dental and Halloween themed escape room in October 2018, write blog posts, and create posters, most recently for Black History Month. I’ve also done research about patents and scholarly communications. I manage two websites, the digital yearbook and a crowdsourced translation project, and am in the processes of creating a scholarly communication libguide. I created and manage our Twitter and Instagram accounts. I’ve been trained to perform searches using Pubmed and MESH terms. I am also trained on circulation 

WARHOL: What are you reading right now?

Carly Schanock: The Flight of the Romanovs by John Curtis Perry. My last two books were on the Romanovs as well. 

WARHOL: What’s your favorite movie?

Carly Schanock:I don’t have a favorite. But my top 5 (in no particular order) are 1) Stardust, 2) The Mummy (1999), 3) Speed, 4) The Goonies, and 5) National Treasure. My favorite franchise is probably Star Wars

WARHOL: Do you have a dream role?

Carly SchanockIn terms of acting, I think it’d be fun to have a walk on role as maybe a bookstore owner or worker or a librarian. In terms of a job, my dream job is to be a fact checker for movies. Outside of my internship, I am interested in history, especially the Romanovs, archival work, data management, museums, libraries, and injecting creativity into my work. 



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