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LibConnect: Ashley Harris

A place for the CSU Library team to connect and share.

Ashley Harris

Birthday:  June 7th 

Work Anniversary:  November 15th 


  • Color: green, dark blues, purples (Cool or cold colors and Plum is also a favorite)
  • Flower: Gardenias, Peonies, Jasmine, Carnations, Begonias
  • Food: Mexican, Tex-Mex, Tacos too!
  • Drink: lemonade, Lipton Green Tea (with Citrus)
  • Snack: popcorn (including kettle corn), sea salt dried seaweed snack packs, chips and salsa
  • Coffee: French vanilla varieties (also caramel flavors)
  • Candy: sour gummy kind (sour straws, sour patch kids, sour gummy worms, sour gummy bears, etc), also chocolate with caramel, sweet and sour cherry and citrus filled twizzlers
  • Scent: citrus, Hawaiian-themed, sugary/baked goods fall, apple cinnamon, sugar cookies, pumpkin pie. 
  • Cake/cupcake: Chocolate varieties (fudge, milk chocolate, dark chocolate), Carrot Cake, Spice cake, gooey butter cake
  • Frosting: chocolate, buttercream, cream cheese
  • Ice Cream: My mochi ice cream Cookies and Cream and Double Chocolate flavors

Meet Ashley

I grew up in northwest Tennessee, and the majority of my family still resides there. I was raised on a small farm just down the hill from my grandmother's home. I also attended college in my hometown of Martin, TN. I met my husband in college, while we were both working at the campus library. I worked in Circulation, and he worked in Technical Services and Reference. The first time he ever spoke to me he said, "Let's go dancing." We've been married almost 9 years. 

I graduated with a Bachelors in English with a concentration in Creative Writing in 2013. I also minored in Psychology. We got married the same month I graduated college. From 2013-2015, I worked in early childhood education, teaching ages pre-K and under. I attended graduate school from 2015-2017. In 2017, I became a library volunteer for several months near the end of my graduate work. In that same year after a Gulf Shores vacation, I applied to CSU and started in my current position that November. 

We lived in Gulf Shores for just over 2 1/2 years. In the spring of 2020 we bought our first house in Foley, AL. We have 2 small dogs, Willow and Scanlan.

Photo Gallery

Ashley's Pets


  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • Long walks
  • Reading Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Novels
  • Listening to audiobooks
  • Playing MMORPGs with my husband 
  • Thrift shopping


  • Spiced Christmas tea
  • Chess Squares
  • Oreo Balls (oreo truffles)
  • Cake balls
  • Gooey butter cookies (also cake)
  • Devil's Food Cake
  • Rice Crispy Treats
  • Lindor/Lindt Chocolate
  • Milka chocolate (any German chocolate as well)
  • Hot Apple Cidar
  • Fruity Candy Canes (Starburst, SourPatch kids, Jolly Rancher, Sweetarts, Life Savers, Trolli)
  • Mini lotions
  • Lip balm and chapsticks (lipsmackers)

Favorite Christmas-time Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Cadbury Caramel Eggs
  • Brownies (without nuts)
  • Wildflower seeds (for planting)
  • Bookmarks and gel pens
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate dirt cake
  • Blackberry cobbler
  • Peach dump cake
  • Watermelon
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Puppy chow
  • Orange Sherbet Push Pops
  • Double Chocolate Cookies
  • Pimiento and Cheese (Laura's recipe)
  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Cute Halloween headbands
  • Funky glasses
  • Costume jewelry
  • Bagged kettle corn
  • Sour patch kids
  • Skittles
  • Milky Way midnight bars
  • Old fashioned lemon drop candies
  • Rainbow Fruit flavored twizzlers
  • Filled fruit twizzlers
  • Sour Twizzlers
  • Chocolate Macaroons
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Chili Limon Cheetos
  • Celestial Seasonings Fruit Teas (Raspberry Zinger, Wild Berry Zinger, Black Cherry Berry, True Blueberry)
  • True Lemon drink mixes (Lemonade, Black Cherry Limeade, Raspberry Lemonade, Watermelon Limeade)
  • Sea salt dried seaweed snack packs
  • Orange Fanta
  • Sun Drop (citrus soda)
  • Squirt (citrus soda)
  • Ginger Ale (Canada dry)
  • Cherry Limeade Flavored Water (Clear American cans and bottles)