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Rutgers University Libraries/SCILS Intern
When did you arrive at the Rutgers University Libraries? Where were you previously and what was your role there?
What are your primary responsibilities at the Libraries?
Next, I went to Special Collections and University Archives, where I worked with Fernanda Perrone to create a database of the Robert Alexander collection of pamphlets. The next semester my focus was collection development, working with Lourdes Vasquez to review and weed Latin American materials. I also helped create or update four finding aids, including one for Latin American Microforms at the Rutgers University. Next semester, I was on the reference desks at the Kilmer Library and Alexander Library with guidance from Jeris Cassel and Myoung Wilson.
Now I'm in Libraries Administration, working with University Librarian Marianne Gaunt, to produce a 2002/2003 annual report for VALE and to develop a data-matrix/analysis of staffing across the various units at the Libraries.
On the side, I've taught a few classes on Internet and research skills for ESL students in grades 9-12 in the New Brunswick Public Schools, using the electronic classrooms in the Scholarly Communication Center. Some friends in non- profit organizations in New Brunswick helped me make the connections in the public schools and it seemed like a worthwhile way to apply the skills I've gained here.
What were the most unusual, unexpected, or challenging experiences you've had in your work here?
One was the Judaic Studies student who came in and asked, skeptically, if I knew how to locate Alt Nu Land. When I replied that I was familiar with the author, Theodore Herzl, who wrote "Old, New Land" (the English translation), she was taken back; guess she didn't expect a guy from the Bronx to know German!
Then there was the student working on his senior thesis, who was looking for information on Indian sponsored gambling. We found a specialized archive at, of course, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas!
In your view, what are the Libraries' greatest strengths?
Who is the colleague you work with most frequently here and how?
What is the last book you've read?
Last updated October 14, 2009