Meet the New Faces at the Luria Library

We have a few new faces that you may have seen helping here at the Luria Library starting Fall 2015. Let’s learn more about them, and feel free to stop in and say hi.

Becca Greer

Name: Rebecca “Becca” Greer
Position: Resident Librarian
Currently Reading: White Like Me by Time Wise
What was your favorite book assigned in a college class?: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Are there any special projects you’ll be working on?: Helping to create a series of online learning objects for the library.
Why did you decide to work in libraries?: I enjoy developing partnerships with others predicated on the interest of intellectual growth and personal experience. The library environment enables everyone to be teachers and life long learners.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I wrote a children’s book in my youth called, “Boogie Woogie Bunny” which I would like to try and get published one day.


Loren Mindell

Name: Loren Mindell
Position: Library Assistant
Currently Reading: The Children of Men by P.D. James
What was your favorite book assigned in a college class?: Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Are there any special projects you’ll be working on?: I’ll be stocking the ongoing book sale and maintaining our print periodical collection.
Why did you decide to work in libraries?: We are living in the age of information. There is so much information all around us that it is becoming increasingly important that we are able to discern the credible and useful stuff from that which is less so. Aside from promoting reading and learning for enjoyment and personal and professional growth libraries are championing information literacy. This newly defined type of literacy is crucial for both the individual and society to meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world. I also just love books.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I have never set foot on two of the seven continents.


Sean A. Flores

Name: Sean A. Flores
Position: Systems & Technologies Librarian
Currently Reading: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig and Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.
What was your favorite book assigned in a college class?: Librarian’s guide to online searching by S.S. Bell.
Are there any special projects you’ll be working on?
: Aren’t they all special?! I manage the library’s various systems and emerging technologies, including our online presence across the web and social media. I participate in instruction and assess sustainable technology to support our online instruction initiatives and library services.
Why did you decide to work in libraries?: Libraries are a place for individuals to pursue personal and professional fulfillment through information, technology, groups or other people. When deciding what I wanted to do as a career, I thought about what I loved to do in my free time and libraries matched up with many of my sincere interests and has a mission I can support.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I’m learning how to ride a motorcycle. I have my M-1 license and look forward to practicing and riding more.


Paul Fleischer

Name: Paul Fleischer
Position: Library Technician
Currently Reading: Turtle Island by Gary Snyder
What was your favorite book assigned in a college class?: Justine by Lawrence Durrell
Are there any special projects you’ll be working on?: Preparing and fine-tuning the Circulation Desk for Final’s Week as well as the 2016 Spring Semester.
Why did you decide to work in libraries?: I specifically wanted to work in an academic library because I wanted to play a role in helping students find the materials to discover who they are, what their interests are and what direction they would like to go in life.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: When I was 10-11 year’s old I sang in the Santa Monica Boy’s Club Choir and we performed the National Anthem at a Dodgers game, Giants game and an A’s game.