Rory is the Associate Dean, Planning, Administration, and Operations at the Jerry Falwell Library
of Liberty University
in Lynchburg, VA (75,335 FTE). He has been an ACL member since 1999.
Twitter Handle: @rory_patt
Describe yourself using a book title: The Grace Awakening by Charles R. Swindoll. This book introduced me to the reality of lived grace. I try to live daily in the awareness of God’s grace, both giving and receiving grace, and to journal what grace I received each day.
What’s the best thing about being a librarian? To me, the best thing about being a librarian is meeting others’ needs. I get to meet informational needs in reference and instruction events. As a team, we meet many types of resource needs. I work with departments to meet job needs in hiring. As Christian librarians, we meet spiritual needs via praying and peer discipling.