Member of the Month
Mona Hsu - May 2019
Mona is an Operations Librarian at San Diego Christian College (FTE: 570) in Santee, CA. She has been a member of ACL for 12 years.
Describe yourself using a book title: Art and the Bible by Francis A. Schaeffer
What’s the best thing about being a librarian? Connecting with books and those who love books
What are you currently reading? Through My Father's Eyes by Franklin Graham
Describe ACL in three words: Edifying / Educating / Encouraging
How do you (or How have you), as an academic librarian, contribute to your campus? As a librarian, I serve students/staff/faculty by providing access to library resources that support college academic programs through evaluating library collections and processing books/items.
I began my career as a librarian . . . when my father told me to be practical and make a living as a librarian rather than being a penniless artist.
What do you value about ACL? It has broadened my understanding of librarianship. What we learn in library school is not enough to be a real-life librarian.
How were you introduced to ACL? By my boss, Ruth Martin
How are you or have you been involved in ACL? So far, not enough.
Do you have any specific interests in the library world? My passion is books on art and world literature.
SDC LIBRARY WEBSITE
by Mona Hsu
I traveled miles of Internet
Looking for my beloved info
I knocked on thousands of doors and google
Searching ideas for my capstone
I am compelled to reach the goals
Of the best grades and highest points
I am lost in the jungle of knowledge
Trapped helplessly in millions of .coms
Yet as my midnight candles burning hot
I was rescued at last
Like a shining Knight
My SDC library website
Dashing to my sight
Loud and bright
My dreams were fulfilled
Finally I found my beloved info
On my Library Website
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