The Libraries welcomes new library technician Alex Edezhath! Alex’s position is in the original cataloging division. His primary duties included checking in and adding serials, managing the catalog records of serials, and assisting with Smithsonian Research Online.
Alex was born the youngest of nine children in Kochi, India, and lived there until he graduated from high school. Fluent in both English and his native Malayalam, Alex studied business at Montgomery College before embarking on a 10-year stint in Seattle, Washington, working in interlibrary loan for the University of Washington.
Alex is an avid music fan, with interests in all genres except country and rap (he even likes early medieval music!) He enjoys cooking Indian and Italian cuisines. Alex’s go-to spots in the DC metro area are restaurants in Dupont Circle and Georgetown, the Shenandoah National Forest, hiking trails in Maryland and Virginia, and the Eastern Shore. His favorite places to travel are to Northern Italy, Northwest U.S. (and western Canada), and the Santa Catalina Islands.