Welcome Kimberly Carter

Kim CarterPlease join us in welcoming Kimberly Carter to the William H. Hannon Library! Kim is our new copy cataloging assistant. Prior to coming to LMU in January, Kim worked at the Las Vegas-Clark County public library. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School online.

In order to get to know Kim a little better, we asked her a few questions about coming to Loyola Marymount University:

What drew you to the world of libraries? How has your previous experience contributed to your new position here?

“Shortly before receiving my bachelor’s degree in English literature, I met the humanities librarian Priscilla Finlay at UNLV and became enamored with her work making guides for students to utilize the library’s databases. I’m pursuing an MLIS in data management and analytics and have been itching to get out of the classroom and jump into technical services, so I was honestly thrilled to interview for the copy cataloger opening. My previous experience is in front-of-house public library work and fashion retail, both in sales and merchandising. There’s a lot of overlap between improving access and discovery of resources and the strategies for increasing customer engagement.”

What about this new role are you most excited about?

“I’m excited to facilitate discovery and figure out the ways we can improve the accessibility of our catalogs.”

What have you been listening to, reading, or watching lately?

“Recently I started listening to the McElroy brothers’ Dungeons and Dragons podcast called The Adventure Zone. I’ve never participated in a D&D campaign, but like me, a new listener can enjoy the jokes and hijinks without knowing anything about RPG board games.”

What is something about you that we would be surprised to learn?

“I can school anyone in a Cher karaoke challenge.”

When asked if there was anything else she wanted to add, Kim reasserted:

“I WILL school you in a Cher karaoke challenge!”

We are delighted that Kim has joined our team at the library. Please join us in welcoming her to our campus community!