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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Alejandra Gaeta

May 12th, 2014 by John Jackson

Today, we are spotlighting the last (but certainly not least) of our graduating library student workers. Be sure to read about our other graduates as well! We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Alejandra Gaeta.

 Becky and Alejandra

What is your major?

English and Latin American Culture and Literature (WSP)

What three words best describe you?

Listener, Procrastinator, Bookworm

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

About a year or so (Fall and Spring semesters)

What did you like most about working for the library?

Meeting everyone who works there, even if I only get to see them every once in a while because I work downstairs with Becky, we sometimes went around and had some great conversations.

What are your plans after graduation?

Well for the summer I have an Archival internship at the UCLA Chicano Studies and Research Center. In the fall I’m probably going to start graduate school at UCLA in their MLIS program.

Congratulations, Alejandra, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Jessica Harris

May 9th, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Jessica Harris.

Jessica Harris

What is your major?

Social Work.

What three words best describe you?

Kind, honest, loyal

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

4 years!

What did you like most about working for the library?

What I like most about working for the library is the staff. They are really the best people to work for and are always caring. The student staff as well as I have meet some really great people.   

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to take a break from a year before applying to graduate school. 

 

Congratulations, Jessica, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Kelly Tran

May 8th, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Kelly Tran.

Kelly Tran

What is your major?

My major is Business Administration with a minor in Biology.

What three words best describe you?

Creative, Nap-lover, Awesome 

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

I have worked for media services for 3 years.

What did you like most about working for the library?

Being able to drive the golf cart around!  

What are your plans after graduation?

Hopefully find a job & try to survive the real world. Eventually I’d like to go back for my masters as well. 

Congratulations, Kelly, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Shavontae Simpson

May 7th, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Shavontae Simpson.

Shavontae Simpson

What is your major?

Biology

What three words best describe you?

Imaginative, Curious, Understanding

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

I have worked for Wardman Library for 4 years.

What did you like most about working for the library?

I liked the friendly atmosphere and I enjoyed the people I worked with. I am thankful I have been able to work with many kind and wonderful people.

What are your plans after graduation?

I’m taking a gap year. During this year, I may take a class or two at a local college and prep for the MCAT. I hope to find a job that relates to my future career goal during this year off. I will also plan for medical school.

Congratulations, Shavontae, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Library Volunteer of the Day: Pablo Lora

May 5th, 2014 by John Jackson

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Today, we wanted to give a shout-out to one of our volunteers, Pablo Lora. Pablo is one of our neighbors in Pico Rivera, and comes to us through In2Vision Programs (www.in2vision.org), a Santa Fe Springs-based instructional agency. Pablo has been with Wardman Library this semester, doing the hard work of straightening stacks and bringing damaged books to librarians to review. Pablo says, “I like working [at Wardman Library] because there are a lot of books and I like helping to clean things up!” Thanks, Pablo!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Duncan Ketel

May 2nd, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Duncan Ketel.

Duncan Ketel

What is your major?

Environmental Science

What three words best describe you?

Goofy, Charming, Gregarious

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

Since Fall freshmen year.

What did you like most about working for the library?

Just getting to work with all the interesting and intelligent people.

What are your plans after graduation?

Move home temporary to work a summer job as a unit director of a summer camp. And I’m waiting to hear if I got accepted into the Food Corp.

 

Congratulations, Duncan, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Heidi Koeger

May 1st, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Heidi Koeger.

Heidi Koeger

What is your major?

Business Administration with concentration in Management and Whittier Scholars Major in Human Resources

What three words best describe you?

Humble, hard-working, kind

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

4 years.

What did you like most about working for the library?

The amazing staff!  They’ve been like family to me for the past four years.

What are your plans after graduation?

I was given the opportunity to participate in a management training program for twelve weeks.  After the program I will be placed at a retail location as store manager.

 

Congratulations, Heidi, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Tamara Skoric

May 1st, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Tamara Skoric.

skoric

What is your major?

Kinesiology and Nutrition Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy and a minor in Spanish

What three words best describe you?

Enthusiastic, adventurous, persistent

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

I have worked in the library for 4 years.

What did you like most about working for the library?

I love the friendly and helpful group of staff here at Wardman library who have made my experience working here so enjoyable. I feel connected to everyone and am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with an amazing and unique group of individuals.

What are your plans after graduation?

I am in the process of applying for the Peace Corps and will hopefully be serving in a third world country in a few months! We shall see what the future holds!

 

Congratulations, Tamara, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Erick Gonzalez

April 30th, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Erick Gonzalez.

erick

What is your major?

History w/ Minor in Sociology

What three words best describe you?

Pragmatic, empathetic, socialist

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

Since January of 2013

What did you like most about working for the library?

Working and learning from the librarians here at the Wardman Library.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to take one year off to work and save money, then attend a masters program in education by Fall of 15′.

 

Congratulations, Erick, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Melanie Molinaro

April 29th, 2014 by John Jackson

This week, we are spotlighting our graduating library student workers. We’re thankful for all the work they do in helping us maintain library operations and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Join us in congratulating each of them on their academic achievements!

Today, we are celebrating Melanie Molinaro.

molinaro

 

What is your major?

English

What three words best describe you?

Amazing, fantastic, and wonderful 🙂

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

Two years.

What did you like most about working for the library?

Since the library is one of the most heavily foot-trafficked places on campus, you’re guaranteed to see people you know no matter what time. It was rewarding to be at the center of day-to-day life at Whittier.

What are your plans after graduation?

To use both my English major and Sociology minor by getting my start in professional research writing at a nonprofit organization.

 

Congratulations, Melanie, on graduating from Whittier College! And from all the staff at Wardman Library: thank you!

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