Librarian for Research and Electronic Resources
Holy Names University
Oakland, CA USA
What I am doing now.
I get to wear many hats at my place of work: I teach students information literacy skills in the classroom, I mentor students at our Research Help desk, I work behind the scenes on our electronic resources, and I grow the collection through licensed products and book purchasing. I work very closely with faculty and that is particularly satisfying as we try to improve student success together.
What are the most valuable skills I use in my job?
The business management course I took with Professor Bill Fisher is one of the courses that has stuck with me the most. It really made me think about leadership and decision-making in a professional setting. The technology tools course I took was also invaluable as it influenced how I consume the internet — and how the students I work with do as well. I’d also say the reference and instruction internship I arranged through SLIS profoundly influenced me as a librarian, and I can’t recommend interning highly enough to current students.
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Send email to: Daniel Ransom