We Would Like You to Meet: Raul Buenfil
In spite of all the challenges, Library student assistant Raul Buenfil works with admirable persistence and creativity to turn his passion for music into a unique and beautifully inspiring composition for success.
We Would Like You to Meet: Luiz Mendes
CSUN alumnus, award winning educator, Oviatt Library Cataloging Coordinator, and Brasileiro, Luiz Mendes, talks openly about his passion for information organization, and his love of teaching.
We Would Like You to Meet: Luann Rocha
The Oviatt’s new Director of Development, Luann Rocha, has traveled a diverse and inspiring career path; one that in many ways has come full-circle. Now, fortunately for us, that path has led her back to the Library.
We Would Like you to Meet: Del Williams
Acquisitions Librarian Del Williams is one of three new faculty members starting in Collection Access and Management Services (CAMS) this fall. A lifetime of rich experience and her deep roots in the CSUN community make Del an ideal addition.
Del Williams arrived at CSUN in fall 1982 as a brand new freshman, and she immediately got a job shelving books as a student assistant in Library Circulation.
We Would Like You to Meet: Tony Ivankovic
When the Oviatt Library and the National Center on Deafness (NCOD) set out to find someone who could help to better serve the needs of CSUN students who use the NCOD Library, all signs clearly pointed to Anthony Ivankovic. The newly created NCOD Library Coordinator position will supervise the NCOD Library in Chisolm Hall and work part of the time in Guest Services at the Oviatt. Anthony Ivankovic officially started work as the NCOD Library Coordinator in the Oviatt Library on May 21, but he is no stranger to the Library or to CSUN.
We Would Like You to Meet: David Morck
What would be the result if you combined a highly skilled web programmer and a uniquely gifted poet? Our guess would be the Library’s very own multi-talented David Morck of course.
Long before considering a college career, David Morck already had developed a keen interest in technology and deep appreciation of language. David was born in Pasadena, California and raised in a household with a father who was an engineer and a mother who held advanced degrees in both English and psychology, so David had the importance of education instilled in him very early.
We Would Like you to Meet: Michael Barrett
In the season and spirit of giving, we would like to introduce Michael Barrett, a member of the Oviatt family whose very presence has been an inspirational gift to the entire CSUN community for the last four decades. Michael Barrett was born in Bakersfield, California, where he was raised on his family’s farm. After high school, he began his path into higher education close to home at Bakersfield College.
We Would Like You to Meet: Sarah Sayeed
Originally from Orange County, Sarah began to work at the Oviatt Library in November 2012 after completing her Bachelor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While pursuing her degree, Sarah worked as a Learning Commons Assistant in Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library, as well as a Computer Lab Assistant and in the Architecture Department. Her experiences in the library eventually helped Sarah to select library design as the basis for her senior thesis project.
We Would Like you to Meet: Laurie Borchard
As a Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian, my primary focus is meeting the needs of our students in an online environment. This means that I collaborate with fellow librarians and campus faculty in planning initiatives relating to information competency, embedded librarianship (where the librarian is integrated into Moodle), open access repositories, and the creation of digital learning objects.
We Would Like you to Meet: Lizette Campos
For many young people today, the doorway to success often appears padlocked. For San Fernando Valley native, CSUN alumna and Library employee Lizette Campos, however, a passion for education, unyielding determination, and a winning smile proved to be the perfect combination.