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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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Free food, coffee, and games for Finals!

May 7th, 2014 by John Jackson

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The Library will be open for extended hours for finals and with the support of your Student Senate (thank you!) we are offering the following special services, too!

  • Free coffee & decaf coffee at 8:00 am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings
  • Free coffee, tea, and hot cocoa at 11:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights
  • “Brain food” (string cheese, cereal bars, beef jerky, green tea, vitamin water, regular water, and fruit) at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights
  • “Take a Break” jigsaw puzzles, coloring books, and many board games available to help you de-stress and focus
  • A photo booth for all you zany types out there (complete with tiny Benedict Cumberbatch on a stick)

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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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Library Hours for Spring Finals and Summer

May 1st, 2014 by John Jackson

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Spring 2014 Finals Schedule

Wednesday, May 7:   7 am to 3 am (ID required after midnight)

Thursday, May 8:   7 am to 3 am (ID required after midnight)

Friday, May 9:   7 am to midnight

Saturday, May 10:   7 am to 5 pm

Sunday, May 11:   12:00 noon to midnight

Monday, May 12:   7 am to 5 pm

 

Summer Interim Schedule

Tuesday, May 13 – Friday May 16:   closed

Saturday, May 17 – Sunday May 18:   closed

Monday, May 19 – Friday, May 23:   closed

Saturday, May 24 – Monday May 26:   closed for Memorial Day

 

Summer Schedule

Tuesday, May 27–Friday May 30:   10 am to 4 pm

Library opened weekdays 10 am to 4 pm and closed weekends during June, July and August excluding 4th of July (Friday)

image source: JD on flickr (CC BY)

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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.

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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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