Welcome new Circulation Librarian, Jane Ishibashi!
her position as Circulation Librarian at Fullerton College, Jane Ishibashi’s
previous jobs took her to different parts of the world. After graduating
from UC Berkeley with a Masters in Library and Information Studies,
she accepted a position at the Institute of North American Studies
in Barcelona, Spain. The specialized American studies library was funded
at that time by the United States Information Service and provided
services to a broad range of Spanish, Catalan and English speaking
users. After twelve years abroad, Jane moved to Honolulu and worked
at TransPacific Hawaii College, a community college for primarily Japanese
students. As a native Californian, Jane decided it was time to return
to the mainland and most recently, she was Supervising Librarian at
nearby Santa Ana Public Library. She was responsible for the Circulation
section, the library web page content, Technical Services and the Adult
Computer Lab. Jane found that giving classes in both English and Spanish
for computer novices was a particularly rewarding part of her job.Although
a lousy piano player and a UCLA alumni, Jane enjoys classical music
and will be volunteering for K-USC's fund raising drive.
Heart Author Nicholson to Speak on Wednesday, March 15th
Ann Nicholson, author of The Hungry Heart: A Woman’s Fast for Justice, will
present her book at Fullerton College on Wednesday, March 15th at Noon in the
Faculty Lounge. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Fullerton College
Library.The Hungry Heart is based on Nicholson’s personal journal which
she kept during the summer of 1982 while fasting for 37 days in support of the
ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. She had joined six other women in
the Illinois state capitol where legislators were debating the passage of the
amendment. Nicholson holds a B.A. in Catholic Theology from Quincy University
and a Master’s in Religion from USC. She has taught high school, built
and operated a bookstore, and worked in high tech. She is the author of four
other books and the founder of the Luna Soleíl Press. Her dedication
to the advancement of women began with the 37-day fast in 1982 and
continues to the current day. The public is invited to the presentation.
Light refreshments will be served.
Sessions featured in March
Beginning Monday, March 6, Library Instruction Sessions
will be offered in the Library's classroom, Room 827. The featured
sessions include: 1) Basic Research Survival Skills, 2) Evaluating
Web Sites, 3) Extreme Googling: Getting More Out of Google, and 4)Works
Cited Made Easy
with MLA. These instruction sessions are open to all students.
No sign-up is necessary. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Store" Opens on Campus
Beginning Tuesday, March
7th the “Library Store” will open. Located at the library
entrance to the new Library/ Learning Resources Center, the Store
will be selling used books, magazines, and videos and staffed by
members of the Friends. Hours will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays from 9:30–11:30 a.m.Volunteers are needed! Hours
can be modified to fit volunteer availability. If you would like
to volunteer a few hours per month, please contact Friends
of the Fullerton College Library.
Library Dean John Ayala Retires
John Ayala, Dean of the Library and Learning Resources,
retired effective February 16th after 16 years at Fullerton College.John's
career in library service began in 1963 as a bookmobile driver for
the Long Beach Public Library. After a stint in the Air Force where
he saw service in Vietnam, he returned to Long Beach Public, but then
left to attend graduate school at Immaculate Heart College. After completing
his Master's John went to work as outreach librarian for Los Angeles
County. A year later he accepted a position at Long Beach City College
as the Director of the Library of the Pacific Coast Campus and was
there until coming to Fullerton in 1990.He feels that his greatest
professional accomplishment has been his association as a founding
member of REFORMA (the National Association to Promote Library and
Information Services to the Spanish speaking) which is affiliated with
the American Library Association.
Best and Final Furniture Sale Now through March 10th
Still available through the Friends of the Library Surplus
Furniture Sale are several bookshelves, stand-up computer workstations.
and the ever-popular chairs. One type of chair is a solid maple with
a ladder back. They are from the original library, built in 1957 and
are now priced at $10. The others are from the 1968 remodel of the
library and are $7. These have arms and padded seats and backs. They
are black walnut with prominent finger joints on the arms. For more
information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.