What do they do? — Ellen Cox

Ellen Cox
Library Budget Manager & Special Projects

I oversee the Library budget, help the dean with yearly preparation of the budget, track the expenditures on a weekly basis, and make sure that all invoices are coded properly before they go to the Accounts Payable Department. Additionally I work with Special Collections on projects and set-up display cabinets. The most recent is the Cabinet Displaying the Cartoon work of John Lawing.

I started work with CBN in 1980 and transferred to the University Library in 1982. I am currently finishing a BA in English (with a minor in Religious Studies) in the School of Undergraduate Studies and hope to graduate in 2013. When not working or studying, I enjoy traveling, playing the flute, spending time with my family, and occasionally writing poetry. A volume of my poems from 1968 to 1997 is in the Library collection. Here is a poem that was published in Campus Currents (a monthly newsletter for CBN University) in May 1983:

The Blessings of Spring

Speak to me Lord
through the flowers
that bloom
the birds
that sing
the voices
of spring
the whispering wind
the splashing rain
the sparkling
breath of spring.
Speak to me Lord
through the pale moonlight
the starry sky
the misty night the dew drenched morn
the shadows of first light
the sunbeams bright.
Speak to me Lord
through the blessings of spring.