Welcome Ogo Ikefuna

Please join us in welcoming Ogo Ikefuna to the William H. Hannon Library! Ogo is our new Systems and Digital Initiatives Library Assistant. Ogo received a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Occidental College. Prior to coming to LMU in February 2020, she worked at the Occidental College Mary Norton Clapp Library and the Museum of Neon Art. In order to get to know Ogo a little better, we asked her a few questions about coming to LMU:

What drew you to the world of libraries?

I had always loved libraries and museums as a kid and started volunteering at my local art gallery in high school. In college I wanted to keep doing that so I got a job at the library during my first semester. Initially when I first started, I wasn’t even thinking of pursuing a career in libraries—I was just enjoying coming to in to work every other day as a way to destress from my classes. Eventually, I started realizing that working in libraries is my true calling because even in my studies, the topics and projects I took the most interest in were all related to databases, information theory or science in some way.

What goals do you have for this year as our new Systems and Digital Initiatives Library Assistant?

I’m hoping to learn and explore all the ways I can apply. Before, I was working in LINK+ and a little bit with interlibrary loan, which is mostly unrelated to my field of study, but in this position I actually get to apply some of the things I learned in school which is exciting.

How has your prior experience prepared you for this role at the William H. Hannon Library?

I feel like my position here at LMU is a big mix of all my previous positions which I think is perfect for me. From working for ITS and the library at Occidental College, to interning in the archives of an art gallery and even a little bit of DJing.

What projects have you been working on recently?

I’m working on Sierra systems training and getting myself up to speed on all the LMU library procedures. I’m currently working on alphabetizing the config file for EZProxy and making sure all the stanzas are correct. It sounds tedious but I actually really enjoy doing projects like this.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to?

I LOVE watching music videos. Recently I’ve been watching early 2000s Hiplife and Soukous music videos. My favorites have been Karolina by Awilo Longomba and Mazouk Ethnie by N’Jie.

We are delighted to have Ogo on our staff at the William H. Hannon Library. Please join us in welcoming her to our campus community!