New Faces (and Some Familiar Ones) at the Library

We are delighted to announce a number of new hires and new appointments at the William H. Hannon Library. In time, we plan to introduce you in more detail to some of our newest colleagues through interviews and highlights, but until then, please join us in celebrating our colleagues!

Nataly Blas has been appointed to be our new collection development librarian. Previously, she was the reference & instruction librarian for business. In her new role, Blas will provide direction, planning, assessment, and outreach for the library’s collections.

“I look forward to engaging with departments across campus and learning how to prioritize and balance the library’s collections to meet LMU’s teaching and research needs. I am also excited to grow the library’s Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative and support faculty to use open, free, and affordable course materials. The library staff have been supportive and a great resource as I transition to my new role, and I look forward to continue to work with them!”

Jonathan Davila was hired in June to be our new main stacks supervisor. He will be responsible for processing materials in various library databases and for training 40+ student employees in various collection management processes. Davila, who graduated from LMU this past year, worked as a student employee at the library for all four years of his time at the university.

Julianna Dunivin, also a recent graduate of LMU, was hired in July to be our new receiving assistant. In this role, she serves as the point person to manage materials as they arrive at the library, including print books, periodicals, and physical media.

“I am so excited to build on my experience as a student worker here at the William H. Hannon Library. The people here are so amazing, I am just trying to learn as much as possible from everyone about life, books, and libraries in an academic setting.”

Chamero Mack (previously) has been appointed as our new circulation services manager. Mack started her career at LMU as the evening assistant in the Media & Reserves Department in 2012. She moved into access services as main stacks supervisor in 2014, and was promoted to interlibrary loan supervisor in 2019. In her new role, Mack will plan, organize, supervise, and direct activities related to the circulation of library materials.

Rose Mendoza was promoted to head of access services earlier this summer. In this role, she provides leadership, management, and supervision for the collections management and circulation services units of the library. She also collects and analyzes collections data, and prepares reports reflecting progress, adverse trends, and recommendations.

Angie So has been appointed as our new interlibrary loan and document delivery supervisor. So has supported a number of library departments in her time at LMU, most notably as a library assistant in acquisitions & collections development for almost eight years.

“I’m excited to learn new/different workflows. I’m over the moon with the fact that I’m still near my old team, but also part of yet another totally awesome team. I’m also thrilled to return to the forefront of the library, knees and elbows deep in interacting and assisting patrons directly (but also from a safe distance – via emails).”

Jessea Young (previously) has been appointed as our new scholarly communications librarian. In this role, Young will be responsible for developing and delivering an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote effective sharing and barrier-free access to scholarly resources.

Darlene Aguilar, Jamie Hazlitt, Taylor Parks, and Peter Rolla, who were serving in interim roles as (respectively) instructional design librarian, associate dean, cataloging librarian, and head of cataloging, were appointed to permanent positions, effective June 1, 2021.