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Wardman Library Highlight: Chris Greenwood

March 30th, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Club 88 Manager and Media Coordinator, Chris Greenwood.

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What is your job title?

Technical Coordinator

What three words best describe you?

Diligent, Approachable, Gregarious, Jovial. Chris cannot be contained by three words ;-)

What do you do at Whittier College?

I assist the student body and departments on campus with events. I am in charge of all outdoor media and technology that we have on campus including, but not limited to, Club 88, Society dances and functions, festivals, convocation, commencement, baccalaureate,  etc.

How would you describe your work space? 

My work space is…… untidy.  :) Usually my desk is covered in papers, tools, clip boards, a calendar, and mail. My office is usually filled with random items ranging from speakers to propane tanks and it is usually inhabited by no less than 2 students at a time. Not that I’m complaining. I like my office.

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What’s your favorite book?

Ooh tough one.  I’d have to go with Count of Monte Cristo because it has everything in it.

Honorable mentions: Harry Potter, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Treasure Island.  I tend to favor young adult books because they let you use your imagination more. Some of the classics are not my style. They are more descriptive and longer winded. Keep it simple, and straight to the point. I don’t have the best attention span. Maybe I’m a product of my generation.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

Reading: The Stand by Stephan King (its taking me forever)

Watching: Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead (already read Walking Dead comics, and I plan to get GOT on audio book

Listening: Changes all the time. I just finished The Borne Series and Maze Runner. I’m going to get Game of Thrones next but I am currently reading Tale of Two Cities (Perfect example of “long winded”). I might have to be “recalled to life” after reading it :) (Bad joke). I listen to books more then I read. I love audio books. I have more audio books on my iPod then I do music.

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

Get good at something now, so you can get a job to pay off your huge amounts of debt you have. Don’t expect to leave college with a degree and have jobs thrown at you left and right. You have to put your time in. So, in the meantime, get good at something.

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

I would say, use the technology available and use the staff. We are here to help in anyway.

Thank you, Chris, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Later this week, we will bring you an interview with Instructional Media Designer and Co-Coordinator of the Digital Liberal Arts Center, Sonia Chaidez.

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Wardman Library Highlight: Anne Cong-Huyen

March 12th, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Digital Scholar, Anne Cong-Huyen.

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What is your job title?

I’m the Digital Scholar and Co-coordinator of the Digital Liberal Arts Center.

What three words best describe you?

Feminist, silly, weird

What do you do at Whittier College?

I basically support digital scholarship on campus: I help faculty with digital research, both about digital topics like new media studies and digital research methods, and I work with them to incorporate digital assignments into their courses (digital books, blogs, Twitter, Wikipedia editing, etc.). I also work with Sonia Chaidez in coordinating the Student Technology Liaison program to train peer mentors who work with students to find innovative ways to do their research and present their work in digital or electronic means, such as digital posters, infographics, or video essays. We’ll actually be hosting a Research Slam as part of URSCA, and we really want students to apply and work with us to do digital presentations of their research!

How would you describe your work space? 

It’s a work in progress, but I like to call it “kawaii clutter.” I’ve been slowly moving my research books from my home office to work, so the bookshelves are a bit bare at the moment, but it’s getting there. My desk is a bit of a mess, but I’ve been bringing in some of my cute Asian American knick knacks, nerdy cartoon and movie paraphernalia, and posters, since those make me happy. Students are also sometimes surprised to see this stuff, and I think it gives me some nerd cred. ;)

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What’s your favorite book?

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (amazing gnarly, dark, feminist revisions of fairy tales).

The Bohr Maker by Linda Nagata (intense hard nano punk sci-fi novel with a woman of color cyborg protagonist)

I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith (bittersweet bildungsroman about a young woman in Modernist England. One of my favorite narrators ever.)

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

I’m finishing The Circle by Dave Eggers and I have How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel, by Mohsin Hamid, up next.

I’ve recently binge watched The Bletchley Circle on Netflix, a crime drama mini-series  England’s female human computers and code-breakers of WWII. Absolutely riveting. I’ve also been meaning to catch up with Jane the Virgin (ABC), a really cute, funny, smart, telenovela-esque series with a brilliant Latina lead actress, Gina Rodriguez, who I just adore. Best narrator on TV. I’ve also started watching the Asian American sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, based on the memoir of the same title by Eddie Huang. It’s quite different than the book, which I quite liked and hope to teach in a future Asian American literature or popular culture class, but it’s rather funny, though not unproblematic. It’s definitely not as angry as the book. Overall, it’s refreshing to see an Asian American family on TV that isn’t completely reductive or stereotypical. I’m probably most excited for Orphan Black to return next month. Absolutely one of the best sci-fi shows on right now. So fierce.

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

Be bold. Ask questions. Do your research. Make allies. Make friends.

Timidity won’t get you far very far, and putting yourself out there, as scary as it feels, is important for making your name and your work visible. I’m pretty shy and modest by nature, and every time I’ve given a presentation or a talk, I’m afraid about reactions and negative feedback. I’ve definitely gotten my fair share of backlash, but when I’ve been questioned, I just make sure I did the research so I can back up my arguments. People like numbers and statistics. Do the work, give it to them and make sure it’s irrefutable.

If that fails: have strong allies. These moments of distress have always proved fruitful for me because they’ve also helped me to identify my friends, supporters, and allies. It’s offered support, opened doors for me, and allowed me to do the same for others. We’ve all heard of the “old boy’s network,” and we know that if you’re a woman, a person of color, queer, or non-normative in any other way, you’re at a disadvantage. Knowing this, it’s so important for any of us who get a leg up to help make the way for others who follow a bit smoother. We’ve got to help each other to survive and flourish.

Oh, and never be afraid to ask questions! You’re surrounded by people with a range of life and professional experience who are willing to help you, to mentor you, and who are invested in your success. As your questions and learn from them!

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

Use our DigLibArts Collaboratory (main floor of Wardman Library with all the funky tables and screens) to collaborate and experiment! Consider encouraging faculty members allow you time to do group projects in there. We offer a flexible space and expertise (myself, Sonia, and our Student Tech Liaisons) to help you to develop your work. We can help you find ways to make interactive and critical projects that go beyond the essay, which is, of course, also very important.

Be a part of the conversation! Join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, and bookmark our blog! We announce a lot of really cool events like Wikipedia Edit-a-thons, games studies talks, film screenings, etc. that are of interest to students and it’s the best way to be in the know.

Thank you, Anne, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Next week, we will bring you an interview with the Club 88 Manager and Media Coordinator, Chris Greenwood.

Works mentioned above:

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Wardman Library Highlight: Cindy Bessler

March 6th, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Library Technical Assistant, Cindy Bessler.

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What is your job title?

Library Technical Assistant

What three words best describe you?

Caring, Understanding, Logical

What do you do at Whittier College?

I am in charge of all overdues—billing to Business Office, credits, helping with lost or damaged books, etc. If you need any help with an overdue, please come see me ASAP, don’t wait until your final notice when you’ll be billed at the Business Office. I am also in charge of Link+ — training students for outgoing Link+ books, processing incoming books for our patrons, etc. I also process and return incoming ILL books. In addition I help in training new student employees and mend damaged library books.

How would you describe your work space? 

Cluttered, but I know where everything is! Some things just have to have to be out in the open.

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What’s your favorite book?

I don’t really have a favorite book. But I guess I’d say, To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve also read every Sue Grafton (woman detective mysteries) books to date. I also enjoy historical books and biographies.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

I’ve been reading, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff and just finished, The House at Riverton. My next book will be Gateway to Freedom (off our new book shelf). I love watching Big Bang Theory, I also like shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS, and Bones. I mostly listen to music in the car, classic rock like The Sound, Jack and KLOS mostly.

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

I think you have to get involved in what you are interested in. Don’t let others make all your decisions. I would also say if you live on campus and don’t get along with your dorm mate, get another if possible. It’s not good for you to have to live with someone you can’t be friends with too. My kids both graduated a while ago (2001 & 2005), but still have good friends they made while here. Take college seriously, but also leave time to enjoy it too. If you’re having problems with a class, talk to your professor and/or get a tutor. There are other resources available too, so be sure to use them.

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

Most importantly, look at the library website. Here all library policies are explained along with how to access and use our different services. That way you’ll know how to access your library record, renew books, how much fines are, how to request Link+ & ILL materials & much more. Well, of course, I would recommend Link+ and ILL. It’s a great way to receive books or periodical articles we don’t have in our library or in the case of books may be checked out already. Also if you need help with an assignment, please ask the librarians for help. They can guide you in the right direction. Above all, if you aren’t sure about anything library related ask that’s what we’re here for. I promise you none of us bite, even if you have an overdue library book!!

Thank you, Cindy, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Next week, we will bring you an interview with our Digital Scholar, Anne Cong-Huyen.

Works mentioned above:

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Wardman Library Highlight: Nick Velkavrh

March 2nd, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Systems Librarian, Nick Velkavrh.

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What is your job title?

Systems Librarian

What three words best describe you?

Inquisitive, dedicated, witty. (Nick’s first answer was “Hard-working. Alpha male. Jackhammer. Merciless. Insatiable“.)

What do you do at Whittier College?

If it has a plug, it is my job to fix it. Serious answer: My primary job is to support the technology needs of the Library. This includes a wide range of tasks, such as computer and printer troubleshooting, upgrading systems and software, maintaining various servers, developing our website, assisting our Serials and Electronic Resource Librarian with online databases and services, and maintaining our eBook collection. I also provide reference and instruction services, help support Moodle on campus, and I purchase print collections for the library.

How would you describe your work space? 

It’s usually a mess, littered with computer parts, electronics, and coffee cups. I drink copious amounts of coffee.

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What’s your favorite book?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar changed my life. It was a non-stop thrill ride and I was shocked by the ending. More serious answer: I’ve always had trouble answering this question and, frankly, I don’t think I have a favorite. I can say that I have a few favorite writers. For instance, Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, and George Orwell come to mind. I also have a guilty pleasure for anything related to suspense and horror. Stephen King is one of my favorites in that genre.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

Reading: Revival by Stephen King and Apple Confidential 2.0  by Owen Linzmayer

Watching: Anything comedy. I love shows like the Simpsons (I still think it is great, even after 26 seasons), American Dad, Bob’s Burger’s, Parks and Rec, and 30 Rock. I’m also a big fan of House, Dexter, Mad Men, Ray Donovan, and the Newsroom.

Listening: I spend a lot of time in my car and I really started to get into audiobooks and podcasts about a year ago. It’s drastically changed the way I perceive and experience commuting. I think I’ve listened to all of the Freakonomics books and everything that Malcolm Gladwell has written, in addition to tons of other random fiction and nonfiction titles that I’ve found through Overdrive. As far as podcasts are concerned, I trend toward comedy/call-in kinds of shows like the Adam Carolla Show, the Dr. Drew Podcast, Classic Loveline (notice a theme here?), as well as things like Stuff You Should Know and Freakonomics Radio. I also jumped on the Serial bandwagon.

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

Never let fear stop you from trying something new or different. You’ll only regret it.

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

Our staff! Everyone here aims to be as helpful as possible and we really care about Whittier and our students.

Thank you, Nick, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Next week, we will bring you an interview with our Circulation Services specialist, Cindy Bessler.

Works mentioned above:

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Wardman Library Highlight: Laurel Crump

February 19th, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Library Director, Laurel Crump.

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What is your job title?

Library Director

What three words best describe you?

Happy, upbeat, practical

What do you do at Whittier College?

I’m the administrator for the Library and the buck stops with me. I direct our 13 library employees, which includes hiring, professional development, and annual reviews. The Library budget, building (maintenance, plans for improvements), strategic planning, decisions about library resources, and event planning are all my responsibility. I oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library.

How would you describe your work space? 

Most of my work is done at my desk computer. I like my office because it faces the windows and I can see the students coming and going past the Circulation desk. You’ll see I’m surrounded by elephants, a collecting hobby of 40 years.

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What’s your favorite book?

Oh my heavens, I could never list one as a favorite since I’ve been reading for 58 years and thousands of books have flashed before my eyes!  I like murder mysteries, detective fiction, gardening books, biographies and a little of everything else. Eclectic would best describe it.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

Listening: Dylan’s Shadows in the Night

Reading:  Traitor to His Class (Brands); Burning Room (Connelly); Owen’s Daughter (Mapson); How the Light Gets In (Penny); An Unfinished Life (Dallek)

Watching:  Suits, State of Affairs, Black List, Grantchester, NCIS New Orleans, and of course… Downton Abbey!

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

Enjoy being young, energetic, and healthy. Be sure those you love and hold dear know how much you care – life is precious, and it’s easy to take the good times for granted.

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

Our Librarians are friendly, helpful and smart – ask for their help. Our new e-books are wonderful, and using Interlibrary Loan for articles and LINK+ for books is a great way to get items we don’t own. The Library offers a lot of support during finals, too. Your tuition pays for all these Library resources and services…take advantage of all we have – and give us your suggestions for more resources and services.

Thank you, Laurel, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Next week, we will bring you an interview with our Systems Librarian, Nick Velkavrh.

Works mentioned above:

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The Oxford English Dictionary Online

February 19th, 2015 by John Jackson

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If language is a city, as Ralph Waldo Emerson claims, to the building of which every human being has brought a stone, then the Oxford English Dictionary is one of the greatest linguistic urban centers ever constructed. Begun more than a century ago and containing over 600,000 words, the OED is the definitive reference work for understanding the development of the words that make up the English language today.

Students of Whittier College can access both the print copy of the second edition (1989) as well as the online edition, which we will be highlighting in this post. To access the OED Online, jump over to our Databases A-Z list. You will find a link to the dictionary under “General Databases” as well as within the alphabetized tabs at the top. (If you are off-campus or on the “poets” wifi network, use your Whittier ID and password to login.)

The OED seeks to trace the first recorded use of every sense of a word, to show when it entered the language and how its use changed over time. Students who are seeking to learn more about the history of a word or how a word was used at a particular point in time will find the OED most useful. However, it can also be a credible and reliable resource for looking up a word’s current usage.

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Each entry contains a chronological list of the word’s meanings, including quotations to illustrate its usage. Common compounds and derivatives are also listed. For example, the entry for quaker also includes terms such as quaker colour (a subdued color), quaker gun (a dummy gun or cannon), quakerdom (Quakers collectively), and, my personal favorite, quakeristical (of, relating to, or characteristic of a Quaker).

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The etymology of each word (at the top of each entry) details the origin and derivation of the word, whether it was initially borrowed from another language or blended with another word. As you can see in the image above for the word “poet”, it also includes both the British and English pronunciations using standard IPA notation. If you’re not sure how to read the characters of the International Phonetic Alphabet, simply click on the IPA spelling of the word and the OED with give you a helpful pronunciation guide.

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Finally, the OED’s Timeline feature gives you a graphical method for exploring any aspect of English over time: including exploring the language as a whole; English relating to a particular subject area; English used by particular groups; or English derived from other languages and language families.

Whether you prefer to use the print or online version, there is certainly more to explore in the Oxford English Dictionary. We hope you will find it useful to your studies!

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Wardman Library Highlight: Shezad Bruce

February 11th, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Media Coordinator, Shezad Bruce.

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What is your job title?

Media Coordinator

What three words best describe you?

Curious, reflective, energetic

What do you do at Whittier College?

I am in charge of all A/V equipment in classrooms and meeting spaces across campus.  Funding requests, design, installation management, and maintenance.

How would you describe your work space? 

Organized Chaos.  Things can pile up around me but I always seem to keep it under control.  At least that is what I tell myself.

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What’s your favorite book?

Botany of Desire.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

Watch: I don’t watch TV often but every Monday I watch Yowamushi Pedal, a Japanese anime about cycling, with my race team.  Reading: American Catch by Paul Greenberg  Listening: I recently got back into rap so I have been listening to Chance the Rapper a lot.  The kids tell me I’m late to the party but it still makes me cooler.  Once again, at least that is what I tell myself.

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

What do you want to do?  What ideas do you have?  GO OUT AND DO IT!  You have every resource at your fingertips here on campus and a staff willing to help you get there.  Too often students say “There is nothing to do on campus.  This place is so boring.”  You are boring.  Get up off your tush and get involved.  If your interest isn’t represented by a group or club on campus you can build your own from the ground up.

You can do anything here.  If it doesn’t exist you can build it.  If it does you can make it better.  Go have fun, learn how to raise money, and start doing the things that make you happy.

Second piece of advice: Go into the hills.  We have Turnbull Canyon right here in our back yard.  It is so beautiful this time of the year.  You can bike, run, hike, or just relax up there.  It is a chance to get away from the campus and clear your head.  I didn’t hike the hills until after I graduated and can honestly say they helped me loose 60 lbs.  Also, bikes.

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

If you have an idea for something you would like to see added to the Library or its collections, put it in our suggestion box.  The staff does actually read these and take the appropriate action.  Libraries are all about giving and the Whittier College Library staff is here to help you out.

Thank you, Shezad, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Next week, we will bring you an interview with our Director, Laurel Crump.

Works mentioned above:

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Wardman Library Highlight: Becky Ruud

February 4th, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Becky Ruud.

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What is your job title?

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

What three words best describe you?

Passionate, intuitive, witty (I like to think so!)

What do you do at Whittier College?

The short of it, I am in charge of the old things. The long of it, I maintain, preserve, provide access to, and promote our Archives and Special Collections. Our largest collection is the College Archives. This collection contains the history of Whittier College in the form of yearbooks, newspapers, brochures, student handbooks, film, audio recordings, clothing, banners, ticket stubs, diplomas, photographs, scrapbooks, and everything else consumed and produced at Whittier College! I work with professors to integrate our materials into their courses and with alumni and staff to collect materials. In addition, I work at the Info Desk providing reference and in the instructional lab providing library skills workshops for classes.

How would you describe your work space? 

My work space is sort of a mystery on campus. I work in the Archives and Special Collections, which is not on any map, located behind VPS on the ground floor of the library building. My desk is placed in the archives because most of my tasks are carried out in that area. It can get pretty quiet and lonely down here so I make sure to have stand up comedy audio or music running at all times

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What’s your favorite book?

My all time favorite book is pretty impossible to identify. Maybe my all time favorite books? Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Dracula by Bram Stoker, About a Boy by Nick Hornby, and Hamlet by William Shakespeare (though not technically a book).

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

I am currently reading the second compendium of the Walking Dead graphic novel. I am savoring the last few pages because I really don’t want it to end! I’m pretty deep into many television shows: Bates Motel, American Horror Story, The Office, House of Cards, New Girl, Broad City, and The Mindy Project.

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

Whittier College students, go exploring. Take courses that aren’t in your major, travel to foreign cities, see a band you have never heard of, just explore! College could be about more than just grades it could be about trying something new and getting away with it!

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

I recommend that students suggest titles to the staff. We try and order all books suggested by faculty and students, but rarely get suggestions from students. The library’s purpose is to provide the materials that will facilitate student research and thus we need to know what you are interested in researching. So let us know if there is a title we don’t have that we should purchase. We will try to do our best to get it for our collections. Also, come visit the Special Collections! There’s pretty neat stuff down here. :)

Thank you, Becky, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Next week, we will bring you an interview with our Media Coordinator, Shezad Bruce.

Works mentioned above:

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1-Minute Introductions: Academic OneFile

January 28th, 2015 by John Jackson

Every week this semester, we are highlighting one database at Wardman Library in a series of videos we call “1-Minute Introductions.” Last week, we looked at JSTOR. Here is another favorite of Whittier College students: Academic OneFile:

As we create more videos, we will post them to our tutorials page. Next week, we’ll take a look at Global Issues in Context. You can find a complete list of databases available to Whittier College students and faculty on our databases A-Z list.

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Wardman Library Highlight: Steve Musser

January 26th, 2015 by John Jackson

This semester, we are highlighting the people that make Wardman Library possible. Each week, we will bring you an interview with one person who helps to support the mission of the library at Whittier College. You can find a list of past interviews in our blog archives. This week, we interviewed Acquisitions Specialist, Steve Musser.

Three-time champion of the faculty March Madness pool.

Photo: Three-time champion of the faculty March Madness pool.

What is your job title?

Acquisition Specialist

What three words best describe you?

Patient. Knowledge. Creative.

What do you do at Whittier College?

I am the Acquisition person for the Library. I order the books and DVDs for the collection. I also receive and catalogue them. I also handle the Reserve section behind the Circulation Desk. I also train student workers the shelving procedure.

How would you describe your work space? 

My desk is right at the door near the Circulation Desk. Sometimes my area can be messy. I try to keep it clean, but not always.

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What’s your favorite book?

That is a hard question, but if I had to pick four they would be, Rimbaud: The Complete Works and Letters, translated by Wallace Fowlie. On the Road by Jack Kerouac and The Sun also Rises by Hemingway are good starters. Also The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

Right now, I am reading the entire collection of Dr. Suess with my 3 year old daughter Selena. For myself, I am reading The Cosmic Race by Jose Vasconcelas. For watching TV, I am addicted to international news and politics. There are many shows in this area. For fun I like Ghost Adventures on the Travel cable network and Million Dollar Listing. For listening I just got my copy of The Doors at the Matrix, 1967.

What advice do you have for Whittier College students?

I would give advice to the students to study abroad if they can. It is a great way of opening yourself up to different perspectives and cultures.

What Wardman Library resource/service would you recommend to students?

I would recommend to all students as well as faculty to use LINK+. It is on the library’s website.

Thank you, Steve, for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Next week, we will bring you an interview with our Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Becky Ruud.

Works mentioned above:

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