Staff Spotlight on… Kevin Storer!

Kevin Storer, Library Operation Specialist 2, is part of the Content Acquisition & Management (CAM) department of the library.  If you think of the library as a ship, CAM might be compared to the engine – the passengers don’t see it, but we don’t go anywhere without it. Kevin is responsible for the reception and handling of periodicals, including academic journals, trade publications, newspapers, magazines, and more. In his nearly 25 years as a staff member at Wright State, he has supervised dozens of student assistants, and shifted materials for a number of transitions in the library and on campus. As more and more periodicals are offered online, Kevin is involved in ensuring access to and availability of subscription materials in a variety of formats.

A native Daytonian, Kevin is also a Wright State alumus, with a double major in English (creative writing) and Mass Communication (production). He started working for the library as a student assistant before finding part-time work in Dunbar Library as the library mail clerk. His favorite things about Wright State are our stellar theater and film-making programs.

When he’s not ensuring that things run smoothly behind the scenes at Dunbar Library, Kevin (who also goes by K.L.) doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. You may have seen him as an actor in a number of theater and film productions, including his most recent role as lawyer John Dowd in the Human Race Theatre‘s production of Banned from Baseball, or as the rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof.  Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Dayton Theatre Guild, where he often serves as a producer, sound designer, and directs promotional videos. Kevin is currently in pre-production for the play Nice Girl. He’s also playwright, and an author of sudden fiction and poetry. One of Kevin’s favorite film experiences was serving as a stand-in for actor Michael Mantell in the Ides of March (2011) where he got to meet and work with George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

We want to thank Kevin for sharing with us about his work in the library, and the Dayton theater and film communities. Thank you for all you do!