Librarian Rides a New Wave

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 07:37

At age 58, librarianship is Allan Pollchik's third career, and he's loving every minute of it. Former 'surfer dude', he likes to remind you that he was 18 in 1967, the "Summer of Love" -- in California, no less.

Ohio University students walking in and out of Pollchik's glassed-in office on the Chillicothe campus don't blink an eye at their library director's surfing simulations, an attempt to explain the rush he got when he surfed professionally more than 20 years ago during his previous lives as a psychologist and a high-powered fundraiser. Profile of this third-year academic librarian from the Columbus Dispatch.