Brandon King (he/him/his) was born and raised in New York City. He always had a soft spot for libraries, which speaks to his nearing two decades of library service. He worked across different departments within The New York Public Library. The concentration in many of those roles/experiences fostered a prowess for access services and young adult programming. His last years there were spent with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, led by the 5th curator, Linda Murray. Event coordinating, budget management, calendar maintenance and liaison-ing are some of the things done before coming over to Columbia University Libraries, working in the University Librarians cabinet. He is thoroughly excited to be starting a new adventure and another avenue of library work here at BLAIS.
When not working, you can catch Brandon chef-ing it up in the kitchen. A place that calms him after a long day at work, trying out new recipes or ones of familiarity brings instant joy to him. He spent time in ICE Institute of Culinary Education where he studied Japanese cuisine. Currently reading "Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World" by Matt Alt.