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Virtual Introduction: NNLM SCR 2019 Library Student Outreach Awardees!

Posted by on October 7th, 2019

Learn more about our students before meeting them this weekend at SCC/MLA 2019!

LIS Students

Clockwise from top left:

Laura Rey
Library Associate II
Texas A&M University

Favorite food: Steak. With a side of steak.

Book or show you’re enjoying and why: Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild” because it’s a reminder we all need people.

What you’re excited to learn at SCC: One of the things I’m particularly excited to learn is more about outreach in our region and consider new ideas about outreach and librarianship.

E. Bailey Sterling
University of North Texas

Favorite kind of food: What kind of Texan would I be if I didn’t proudly proclaim my love for tacos?

Book or show you’re enjoying and why: My most recent reads were Capote’s In Cold Blood and Walker’s The Color Purple; both absolutely blew me away. I read these profound masterpieces back-to-back, and my head is still reeling. I had the pleasure of hearing Margaret Atwood speak this month, so I think the next book I dive into will be The Testaments. Right now I’m reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach aloud with my children. Children’s lit is my favorite; I have 3 kids, and together we have read aloud thousands of books over the years. Reading with them is my greatest joy.

What you’re excited to learn at SCC: Of specific interest to me are youth and family libraries in medical institutions, and I’m very much looking forward to meeting with industry professionals who could perhaps shed some light on which skills would be most beneficial for me to hone and what family health librarians foresee on the horizon of their profession.

Revathi Vaidyanathan
Library Technician
McKinney Public Library System

Favorite kind of food: Pad Thai

Book currently reading: Educated – a memoir. I love reading biographies and memoirs, but this book is so enthralling. The story is true. It took place 20 years ago. You will have to keep reminding yourself of that because the mindset and ideas discussed sound antiquated, but they are still alive and kicking here in America and that is just crazy! It does take me back to the rural India, where they are prevalent and relate and understand what Tara went through.

What you’re excited to learn at SCC? I am looking forward to understanding the Medical initiatives, Health Outreach programs and network with medical librarians, which I would like to utilize to incorporate at my library as well as move into the field.

Brandy Walthall
Circulation Assistant
Brookhaven College

Favorite kind of food: My favorite kind of food is pizza.

Book or show you’re enjoying and why: Brenda Jackson is one of my favorite authors; I love romance novels! I just started her Catalina Cove Series. I’m currently reading book one: Love in Catalina Cove.

What you’re excited to learn at SCC: I’m excited to learn more about the NLM databases and their resources. I’m also excited to learn more about the outreach initiatives. I’m still exploring my options with my degree, so I think this opportunity will give me a chance to learn more about this field of librarianship.

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