Anthony R. Sanchez

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Librarian & Instruction Coordinator
Riverside
When did you start in your current position?:
Aug 01, 2013
Years in LAUC: 
2

How did you become interested in librarianship?

Childhood experiences, desire to teach, appreciation of public education, interest in literacy and knowledge aquirement

Describe the first time you worked in a library.

I was in middle school volunteering in the children's section of my main public library. I worked at the summer children's reading program booth.

What is your current or recent role in LAUC, either locally or systemwide?: 

I have served as secretary of LAUC-R. I have also serve or have participated in the past on the diversity, professional development and research, programs, and mentoring committees.

What do you like best about being a UC librarian?

The comradery and network of librarians within the UC system, as well as throughout southern California.

Describe a recent or current project on which you are working.

I am working on establishing a peer learning community within the university honors department.

What would you like the next big thing in libraries to be?

User centered spaces and integrated student services within the library.

Complete this statement: "One surprising fact about me is...”

I never thought I would become an educator.

Can you recommend a book or movie or tell us your favorite book or movie and why?

The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo is an amazing bildungsroman set in the Southwest and in California.