At the Leatherby Libraries, we have an interview series highlighting the work our amazing librarians accomplish each day. These interviews help inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Lauren Dubell, our coordinator of Brandman University Library Services, was kind enough to answer a few questions for us!
1. What is your name and title?
My name is Lauren Dubell and I am the Coordinator of Brandman University Library Services.
2. In what department of the Leatherby Libraries do you work?
I work in the Public Services Department.
3. How long have you been at Chapman University?
About 2 weeks!
4. What is your job in a nutshell?
I work with the 26 Brandman campuses to provide Library services and resources. I develop instruction sessions, answer reference questions, and help students and faculty in any way I can. I am also the liaison librarian for the Donna Ford Attallah College of Education Studies. I provide instruction sessions and research assistance to the students and faculty in that college.
5. Have you held any jobs at other universities or libraries?
I worked for a year and a half as an Archivist and then as the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Concordia University, located in Irvine.
6. What are your passions/interests outside of work?
I love watching football (go Patriots!), and I also enjoy playing with my cat and hanging out with my sisters. I love playing the piano and reading history books and historical novels.
7. Where did you get your degree?
I received my B.A. in History from Cal State Fullerton, and my MLIS from San Jose State University.
8. Where is your hometown?
I lived most of my life in Tustin, CA, about 20 minutes away from Orange.
9. What is the last book you read, or the last book you loved?
The last book I read was actually a comic strip collection of Calvin and Hobbes comics. I believe the title was It’s a Magical World.
10. Any fun facts about yourself?
One cool fact is that I am a quadruplet! I also have an orange cat I named Hobbes, after the Calvin and Hobbes comics.