Last Tuesday, October 31, the Chapman community had the chance to meet our newest librarian, Health Sciences Librarian Ivan Portillo. The event, hosted by the Leatherby Libraries at the Rinker Health Science Campus, featured an introduction by Dean Charlene Baldwin which included a report on the “library of the future and the future of the library”. Guests enjoyed refreshments as they listened to Ivan share his expectations, hopes, and vision for the library’s services to the Rinker Campus. There was a great turnout of staff and librarians from the Orange campus, making this a very special meet and greet opportunity for both campuses.

Dean Charlene Baldwin addresses guests.


Guests listen as Dean Charlene Baldwin presents a brief State of the Library address, especially as it relates to the Rinker campus. Dean Baldwin also introduces our newest librarians: Essraa Nawar, Development Librarian, and Lauren Dubell, Coordinator of Brandman University Library Services.


Ivan Portillo shares more about his background and his hopes and expectations for library services to the Rinker Campus.

Thank you to all who joined us for this exciting event! Be sure to check out our Librarian Interview with Ivan to learn more about our newest librarian and his work.