The Health Sciences Library is happy to welcome our new access services specialist, Brandon Kennedy. Brandon will be helping out at the service desk and facilitating our incoming and outgoing items with Prospector.
To welcome him to the library, we asked Brandon a few questions:
What is your interest in libraries?
I’ve been volunteering and working in libraries ever since I was in middle school. I enjoy the calm/safe environment that libraries give. I always feel at home when I’m inside a library!
What do you like most about the HSL so far?
What I like the most about working here so far is that I’ve been learning almost non-stop. I enjoy the challenges being brought to me!
What is your educational background?
I attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and was a photography major with a minor in art history. I was very into commercial photography: specifically fashion photography. I was also really big indo the history of marketing/commercial photography, which sparked my interest in archiving/digitizing film.
What is your previous work experience?
One of my first “official” jobs was actually working at one of my university’s branch libraries, the Teacher Development and Resources Library. I worked there from my first week of my undergrad up until graduation. I also had a huge interest in graphic design during the first half of my undergrad so I worked with UNLV’s Athletic Department designing billboards, flyers, posters, media guides, etc. Working there also gave me the experience and opportunity to land an internship at UFC where I worked with their U.S. creative team (can you believe there’s only 7 members).
What’s a fun/unique/interesting tidbit that you would like others to know about you?
I’m new to Colorado, I moved here from Las Vegas in May. I’ll be adopting a female poodle puppy in December, still iffy on names. (Welcome to a few suggestions.)
How do you spend your free time?
Aside from photography, I’m a huge MMO gamer, currently my favorite games to play are Fate/Grand Order and Final Fantasy 14. I also like watching a bunch of anime from the 90s.
Is there any additional information you’d like to share about yourself?
I’m currently looking into grad schools that offer a MLIS, archiving, special collections, and digitization are my biggest interests.
What do you hope to gain from working at HSL?
I hope to gain a more in depth work experience at HSL, I want to learn more on what happens behind the service desk. I would also like to gain knowledge on how my background in photography/graphic design could be integrated in a library setting and what I could do to help.
Be sure to welcome Brandon to the library when you see him around!