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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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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.

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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.

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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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An Evening with Writer Ron Carlson

April 29th, 2014 by John Jackson

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Writer, novelist, and poet Ron Carlson will be speaking in Wardman Library tonight at both 4:00 pm (Craft Talk) and 7:00 pm (Reading and Q&A) as part of the Whittier College Writers Festival. Admission is free.

Ron Carlson’s newest novel is Return to Oakpine. He is the author of ten books of fiction, including the novel The Signal from Viking. His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harpers, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and other anthologies; they have been performed on National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and “Selected Shorts.” Ron Carlson Writes a Story, his book on writing is taught widely. He is the author of a book of poems, Room Service. He has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares, the McGinnis Award at the Iowa Review, the Aspen Literary Award; and his novel Five Skies was One Book Rhode Island in 2009. Mr. Carlson was born in Logan, Utah. He taught at Arizona State University for twenty years and is now Director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine.

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Congrats to Diana Yoon, our Book Sale Raffle Winner!

April 28th, 2014 by John Jackson

Special congrats to Diana Yoon! She won a $25 gift card to In-n-Out Burger for buying a book at this semester’s used books sale. So if you’re friends with Diana, ask her to take you out for lunch. =)

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Graduating Library Student Worker of the Day: Christina Dedios

April 28th, 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 Christina Dedios.

christina dedios

What is your major?

English

What three words best describe you?

Caring, Ambitious, Child-at-heart

How long have you worked for Wardman Library?

I began working for Wardman Library Fall 2013.

What did you like most about working for the library?

I’ve enjoyed the welcoming and helpful faculty and staff and being able to work with my peers.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation I plan to intern at a publishing company.

 

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

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Newly Tenured Faculty Honored at Wardman Library

April 24th, 2014 by John Jackson

 

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On Tuesday, Wardman Library honored seven faculty members who acquired tenure status or promotion this past academic year. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators came together to celebrate our colleagues and their achievements. Each faculty member was honored by the addition of one book (of their choosing) to the Wardman Library collection.

We have been told from faculty members of past receptions that selecting a book is an agonizing decision, but each choice is fascinating. Here is what each honoree ultimately decided upon and why:

Jonathan Burton (English Literature)

Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste

“Wilson’s little book is nominally about Celine Dion, but more fully and brilliantly about why we like what we like and how taste is formed by our socio-political contexts. Wilson initially loathes Celine, but develops a reluctant appreciation for her as he meets her fans, attends her Vegas show and considers her work in the context of Quebecois politics, globalization, “schmaltz” and aesthetic theory. Laugh-out-loud funny, searingly intelligent and surprisingly thoughtful, this book remains one of my all-time favorites, and I’m delighted to share it with my friends at Whittier.”

Julie Collins-Dogrul (Sociology)

Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil

“I read Death Without Weeping as an undergraduate student and found that the rich, ethnographic text made extreme poverty in North Eastern Brazil palpably real. The book is about mother love and child death and argues that extreme scarcity shapes maternal thinking and practice. I learned that inequality kills, a truth that I teach in many of my classes at Whittier.”

Erica Fradinger (Biology)

A Brief History of Time

“I’m choosing this book in memory of my father who introduced me to the world of science. His passion was for physics and astronomy, and some of my earliest memories involve rowing out into the middle of the lake in summer to look at the stars and talk about the universe.”

Mike Garabedian (Library)

Books as History: The Importance of Books Beyond Their Texts

“Although their content obviously is important, the physical and formal attributes of books can tell us much about the social-historical moment in which they were produced and consumed. In our own strange moment when the future of print books is questioned constantly, Pearson reminds us to consider and pay focused attention to books’ artifactual value. It’s a perspective we try to bring to bear regularly on collection development decisions here at here at here at Wardman Library.”

Danny Jauregui (Art)

Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality

“Beyond Shame was instrumental in my research because it contextualized the radical gay sex movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Understanding this time period was important for my work since the projects I was working on centered on the aftermath of that movement – specifically the AIDS epidemic.”

Ivannia Soto (Education)

En Una Silla de Ruedas

“This book connects to two of my loves: my cultural heritage and the needs of students who learn differently, either because of a disability or a second language. In En Una Silla de Ruedas, Costa Rican customs are portrayed through the eyes of a paralyzed boy who becomes an artist. This book is also special to me because Lyra was one of the first female professors at the University of Costa Rica, and played an important role in organizing women schoolteachers and starting the first Montessori pre-school in Latin America.”

Sylvia Vetrone (Biology)

The Secret History of the War on Cancer

“This book uses cancer to unravel how society has shaped the way science is conducted and disseminated to the general public. Davis shows how much scientists already knew about cancer and its causes by the end of the 1800s, and how various social forces have kept us from moving forward. Readers are transformed as they question what they thought they knew, and begin to realize the importance of attaining science literacy in order to advocate better for themselves and their loved ones.”

View the full set of photos on our Flickr site

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