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Diann Cullen

Photograph of Diann CullenCataloging Technician

U.S. Department of Commerce
NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research
Boulder Labs Library
325 Broadway - R/ESRL5
Boulder, Colorado 80305
Phone: (303) 497-3784
Fax: (303) 497-3890
Email: diann.o.cullen@noaa.gov


Boulder Labs Library is pleased to welcome Diann Cullen as our cataloging technician. Prior to coming to our library, she worked as a teacher and school librarian in Colorado Springs. She has also worked in the airline and retail industries.

Favorite Library Resource

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

"I learn a lot, and it makes me a better medical consumer. It also lets me be Dr. Di."

Diann's Suggested Sites

Britain's Got Talent 2009 "Many nights I had my own personal concert of my favorite talents."
AARP Games "They help me decompress. It took two years to beat the Mahjong Dimensions game, but I've now beaten it four times in five months. YES!!"

Diann's Suggested Books

The "Millennium Series", by Stieg Larsson: The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo "takes a long time to set the stage and characters, then moves quickly." The Girl Who Played With Fire "is a roller coaster ride form the first sentence." The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest "is cerebral. The last sentence can be the perfect ending to the series, or the perfect hook for the next installment."
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
"This is an amazing true story of free-spirited parents and how they raised their four children. It shows resource-fulness and resilience at its best."
Shane by Jack Schaefer.
"We all love the Wild West. I felt like I was right there on the homestead and experiencing everything first-hand. The movie sucked, but the book rocks!"

Diann raised four sons while living in the U.S., Germany and then Canada. Eventually, the family settled in Colorado Springs, where she worked for Western Pacific Airlines and then returned to teaching. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Media (School Librarian) from the University of Northern Colorado.

Originally from western Pennsylvania, Diann received her B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. She taught school for several years and served in the Army Reserves. Upon going active duty, she served at Ft. McClellan, Alabama; Natick, Massachusetts; Augsburg and Heidelberg, Germany. She was a journalist, conducted medical research, and was a commissioned officer in the Signal Corps. Diann was Airborne qualified and the first female commander of the 160th Signal Group.

Diann's greatest accomplishment is "raising her sons to be good men." In her free time, Diann enjoys reading, needlework, attending philharmonic concerts, volunteering and skiing. Her ideal home would be "with the water to my front and the mountains to my back," so she can swim and ski. Because of her familiarity with Colorado, she "already feels at home."

 


Added 10/20/10

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