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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.


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.

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September 22nd, 2010 by admin

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