This month, we are highlighting some of our library student workers and talking with them about how working at the library has prepared them for internships, jobs, and life after graduation. The library employs over 100 students each year from all majors to help maintain daily operations and provide the one-on-one service you’ve come to expect from the William H. Hannon Library. These are just a few of their stories.
Today, we spoke with Beverly Perez. Beverly is a senior business management major and spanish minor.
What department(s) do you work for at the William H. Hannon Library?
I’ve worked at the Circulation Department for 4 years and I also did a couple of events as Library Ambassador the last 2 years.
What skills have you learned during your time working here at the library?
Better communication skills.
How do you think these skills will prepare you for future jobs, internships, or just life in general?
Communication is very important in any job that you have. Being able to communicate with others leads to a greater job efficiency and better overall performance.
How did working as a library assistant aid your academic growth at LMU?
I benefited a lot from the semester check out and knowledge of research from the job training. It definitely helped in coursework.
What did you enjoy most (or least) about working at the library?
I really enjoyed being in such a friendly environment. My coworkers and supervisors are amazing. They were always there when I needed something. The works schedule was also very flexible and it worked great with my course schedule.
What are your plans after graduation?
I am going to be working the development department at a non profit called CARECEN – the Central American Resource Center, but if the library wants to hire me in the future I am okay with that. Haha.
What advice about the library would you give to the incoming class of 2022?
Become familiar with the library! The library is such a great resource and will definitely help knowing how to use it when cramming for exams or writing papers.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us, Beverly! You are always welcome back at the library after graduation.