Date: May 9, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
The online comic strip “On a Claire Day” follows the adventures of a young woman who has struck out on her own and works a variety of jobs, including employment in a library.
The New Mexico State University Library has its very own Claire—Claire Cortner. Cortner, a familiar face at the Zuhl Library checkout desk, is an NMSU student who will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.
After graduation Cortner plans to pursue her master’s degree in library science. In preparation for library school, Cortner is participating in the librarian-in training program with the GOAL (Grow Our Own Area Librarians) Project.
Besides her regular student job at the NMSU Library, she has spent one hundred hours visiting different departments in Zuhl and Branson libraries to receive hands-on training on all aspects of librarianship, both in the public eye and behind the scenes.
The GOAL Project, a partnership of a consortium of El Paso area libraries and the NMSU Library, is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Cortner said, “This program is a positive and effective experience, and I have had an amazing time with it. The knowledge I have gained will help me tremendously in my future endeavors, and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this opportunity possible.”
For more information, contact Interim Associate Dean Norice Lee at (575) 646-1508.