summer I conducted a series of interviews
with all the student workers around the Leatherby Libraries. These interviews helped inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Now, we’re doing the same with all our hard-working librarians. Linda Galloway, our new health science librarian, was kind enough to answer some questions for us.
1. What is your name and title?
Linda Galloway, Health Sciences Librarian
2. In what department of the Leatherby Libraries do you work?
I work for the Public Services Division at the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine.
3. How long have you been at Chapman University?
I’ve been at Chapman University since February 2016.
4. What is your job in a nutshell?
I’m a people and information matchmaker; I help students, faculty and staff find the best resources for their needs and help them realize the full potential of our research products. I teach people how to use productivity tools like citation managers, and have expertise in scholarly metrics and analysis.
5. Have you held any jobs at other universities or libraries?
I’ve been a STEM librarian for the past 10 years, and most recently was the STEM collection development and analysis librarian at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. I was also the library liaison to the chemistry and forensic sciences departments. Before becoming a librarian, I worked in a biogeochemistry research lab.
6. What are your passions/interests outside of work?
I love to spend time outside, travel and garden. My three kids all live in Southern California, so my husband and I get to see them often.
7. Where did you get your degree?
I received a B.S. in chemistry from Long Island University and a M.S. in library and information science from Syracuse University.
8. Where is your hometown?
I’m originally from Utica, NY; a small town in Upstate NY.
9. What is the last book you read, or the last book you loved?
I don’t read – I listen to audiobooks! I loved the Ibis trilogy books by Amitav Ghosh.
10. Any fun facts about yourself?
The only class I ever failed (twice) was obedience class with my Jack Russell terrier, Tiki. We finally passed and went on to take dog agility classes, which Tiki and I both enjoy!