The Chalmer Davee Library would like to introduce two new staff members.
John Hanson joined the library staff in the Reference Department August 26th. John grew up in Mississippi and first moved to the Midwest while serving in the Air Force stationed in South Dakota. He received his BA and MLIS from Louisiana State University. Before joining the staff he worked as a substitute librarian for Hennepin County Library System and as a reference librarian for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System. John moved to River Falls a few years ago to be with his partner, Dr. Paige Miller, who is a faculty member in the UWRF Sociology Department. He was interested in this position because it gives him a chance to work in an academic environment where he can interact with other professional librarians in helping students utilize the Chalmer Davee Library’s resources. John is filling in for Brad Gee, who is leading the Semester Abroad students in Europe during the fall semester.
Israel “Izzy” Quiles began in the Circulation Department as Daytime Coordinator on October 1st. Izzy, who grew up in Milwaukee, attended UW-Milwaukee and worked at the UWM Bookstore before joining FedEx Office in 2004 and ending as a manager in 2013. Izzy was drawn to the position because of the campus environment and a desire to settle in River Falls long term. Izzy’s interests include drawing, movies, art and experiencing new coffeehouses and the flavors they offer.
Welcome John and Izzy!