Meet Mr. Eichele, the New Librarian

Elsie Goren, News Writer

This year, Eagan High School’s library underwent a number of miscellaneous changes. The reason for the clever layout and collaborative stations is Mr. Eichele, a new librarian and media specialist.

Previously working at Blaine High School for the past nine years, he stores a vast knowledge of the arts and taught English, speech, and debate before coming to Eagan. Because of this prior experience, Mr. Eichele will assist in the coaching of Eagan High School’s speech and debate teams. He specializes in categories such as discussion and great speeches, public forum and congressional debate. He explains with enthusiasm, “Eagan is known throughout the nation as being a great school in speech and debate, so to have an opportunity to be a part of that is pretty cool, and I look forward to it.”

Undoubtedly, Mr. Eichele’s skills extend beyond performing a librarian’s duties, yet he still treasures novels and creating a learning environment for students. His favorite aspect of being a librarian is the idiosyncrasy of each day. A librarian’s responsibilities reveal how different one day can be from the next, a characteristic Mr. Eichele values.

Although Mr. Eichele is just beginning to encounter the Eagan experience, he’s noticed a trend among its students. He marvels, “The students are very polite, very nice, and very smart, and I will enjoy bettering their library experience.”

Outside of school, he relishes biking, spending time with his family, and reading (obviously). His personal favorites includes autobiographies, biographies, and tales of historical feats; however, he admits, “Every book is a good book.”

High schoolers yearning for a story need look no further, as Mr. Eichele anticipates the chance to help others. He clarifies, “Someone believed and paid for every book in this library. It all depends on the person, and we want to make sure everybody finds something they like.”