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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.


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.


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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