Monday, September 09, 2019

Welcome to the Armacost Library and Learning Commons from the Director!

Hello University of Redlands Community, 

On behalf of the Armacost Library faculty and staff, I would like to welcome all students, faculty, and staff to a new academic yearI am thrilled to be your new Associate Provost and Director of the Armacost Library and Learning CommonsAs I begin my first semester at the University of Redlands, I am looking forward to a year of discoverylearning, and meeting new people.  

Immediately upon arriving at the University of Redlands campus for my first day of work, I was delighted by the staff that I have the pleasure of working with each day. Over the the summer, our team was further enhanced with the addition of two new UofR staff members. Tiffany Chai and Matthew Diep became the newest members of our Access Services team this August. Tiffany is Circulation Supervisor and Matthew is Course Reserves Coordinator. While not new to the university or the library, Shana Higgins has moved to a new role as Instruction and Access Services Coordinator. We are also excited to have Michele Nielsen, University Historian and Archivist, and Teresa Letizia, Archives Assistant, join us on the library staff, after working for several years with Alumni and Community Relations. Finally, as part of the SFTS merger, Branch Librarian Stephanie Miller became a part of our team. Stephanie will continue to work closely with theology students on the Marin Campus. 

With our team in place, I’ve watched with excitement as campus has filled over the last couple of weeks. The Armacost Library and Learning Commons' librarians and staff are here to support you in all your information and research needs, whether you are looking for a good book or movie, accessing course readingssearching for articles in our database and journal subscriptions, or adding your scholarly works to InSpire. Our friendly and knowledgeable faculty librarians are here to help with your research questions, whether you are just getting started on identifying a topic for a paper, need help finding sources, or are struggling with how to format citations. We are available to work with you however works best for you, be it an online or in person one-on-one consultation appointment, dropping by the library day or nightchatting or emailingor using a carefully cultivated research guide. Librarians also partner with faculty to teach research and information literacy in courses at all levels and in all disciplines. 

We invite you to learn from and enjoy the library’s many services and collections as you embark on your own year of discovery, trying new things, and making new friends. 

Och Tamale!
Annie Downey

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