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The new business librarian at the Oviatt, Charissa Jefferson, liaises to the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. She is responsible for developing the library collection for business subjects and is willing to take your suggestions! Simply fill out the purchase recommendation form: http://library.csun.edu/Services/PurchaseRecommendation
Over the 2013-214 academic year, the business collection has increased in electronic resources, although there are still print books bought. So remember the books on the shelves are only a small part of the larger collection that tells the story of the business collection at the Oviatt. Find these new and wonderful sources from the Library Catalog or the Books and Media tab from OneSearch.
Charissa has created short videos for faculty and students that highlight her consultation services on research projects as well as her willingness to share her knowledge and expertise with the campus community.
Video for Students: please click on the image below to view the video.
Video for Faculty: please click on the image below to view the video.
What songs would you include on the soundtrack of your life?
There are many songs that move my life, but here are 5:
Jump by Van Halen
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
Run the World by Beyonce
A Love Bizarre by Sheila E (Feat. Prince)
Everything in its Right Place by Radiohead
Why did you become a librarian?
I became a librarian because I like working with people and wanted to facilitate lifelong learning.
What’s your favorite quote?
It’s a Latin phrase: amrr fati, which means love of one’s fate. I like this because life brings us all kinds of events and circumstances that we cannot control. Instead of being upset or victimized, we have to look at what we have gone through to get us where we are today. By loving our fate, we embrace all that happens in our lives, because without those situations, we would not be who we are.
If you could learn any skill what would it be?
I’d like to learn how to sew better. I have sewn from a pattern before and that was difficult for me. I made a coat using a pattern from the style of the Matrix movies with the help of a friend. I admire that skill and would like to be able to make entire outfits for my children.
If you could witness any event in history what would it be?
I am very curious about my ancestors and the events that brought them to the United States. I would like to witness my maternal great grandparent’s arrival to Elis Island and their experience assimilating into American culture.
If you could be any fictional character who would it be?
I would choose to be Mary Poppins because she’s practically perfect in every way. Also, she goes where the wind blows, she’s full of imagination and doesn’t have any worries. She also has a light weight carpet bag that fits everything she could possibly need in it.
What are your research interests?
I am interested in assessment of students’ needs and accomplishments regarding subject specific library instruction.
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