Reflecting on
Staff Summit Week 2016
, the Leatherby Libraries would like to thank all staff who attended our successful events! The Leatherby Libraries was well-represented this year with several compelling talks and entertaining celebrations. Congrats to Brett Fisher, Chair of the Library Systems & Technology Division Librarian, who took third place in the Wellness Slogan contest at the Kick Off Celebration.


On both Tuesday and Wednesday, Dean Charlene Baldwin met with staff members for her event, the Leatherby Libraries “
” tour. The tour group had a chance to interact with history and scholarship at a more immediate level by looking at the many acquisitions within the library and hear Dean Baldwin’s many stories about the library’s collections. After the tour, the group was able to mingle and receive complementary library gear.

Tour Group 1
Tour Group 4












Later on Tuesday, staff met Jessica Bower, Assistant Librarian, and Lauren Menges, Archivist, for a workshop. 18 staff members from 14 different departments attended the ”
Library Services and Resources for Staff
” workshop where they learned what their library privileges could do for them at the Leatherby Libraries. The informative session also taught about the collections, databases, programming, and other library “perks” offered staff members of Chapman University. “We really enjoyed giving a session for Staff Summit Week,” says Lauren. “Attendance was great and everyone was engaged and interested in learning about the library. It’s always fun encouraging people to wander in to the Leatherby Libraries!”

Seminar 1


On Wednesday, Margaret Ellsworth, Events and Marketing Assistant, and Jessica Bower, Assistant Librarian, among other library staff, hosted a table at the
Health and Resource Fair
promoting their summer reading program, “
Community of Readers
.” At the table was an array of recently acquired books as well as bookmarks and a sampling of the different prizes you can win from the program.

Margaret Ellsoworth and Jessica Bower
Margaret Ellsoworth and Jessica Bower 2








Thursday ended with the opening reception for the
Leatherby Libraries Third Staff Art Exhibition
, which will be on display until August 25th. Organized by Laurie Cussalli, Administrative Assistant, the exhibit features works of art by Chapman University staff members from various offices and departments. At the reception, community members were able to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at this festive event. If you were unable to visit, check out the display the next time you’re on the first floor!

Staff Art Hallway

Thanks to all the staff who visited, attended our events and contributed to this Staff Summit Week to make it such a success!