What’s your go-to snow day book?
Ms. Duncan: Something by David Sedaris because that will always make me laugh.
Ms. Hoven: “Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats while I’m cuddled up with my kids.
What’s your favorite hobby?
Ms. Duncan: I love finding old, used furniture on Craigslist, sanding it down, painting it, and refinishing it.
Ms. Hoven: Sledding down President’s Lawn at Tufts with the big hay bales to crash into at the end.
What are your best tips for writing a research paper?
Ms. Duncan: Write your citations and bibliography as you go; don’t wait until the last minute.
Ms. Hoven: Pick something you care about because the work will be much more tedious if you’re not interested.
Which book character would you like to be for a day?
Ms. Duncan: Don Quixote. He’s such an incredible, whimsical, magical, wacky guy who gets into tons of adventures, and I want to live in his odd-ball mind for a day.
Ms. Hoven: Wanda Maximoff. I would rule the world with all her super abilities.
Which author would you most like to meet?
Ms. Duncan: Carmen Maria Machado. Her writing is brilliant, and I think she’d be a fascinating and insightful person to meet.
Ms. Hoven: I read all Roberto Bolaño’s books right after he died, and I have so many burning questions for him.
Describe your fellow library co-director in three words:
Ms. Duncan: Funny, hardworking, dedicated.
Ms. Hoven: Trustworthy—there’s no one I trust more at this school—warm, funny. We laugh more than people realize.