Member of the Month

Mona Hsu – 05/2019

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.