“I was hired to work in periodicals. I got to meet lots of interesting people and learn the ways of researching. It also got me interested in getting my Associates in Library Science. I accomplished that in a year with honors.
“When the opportunity came to climb up the employment ladder, I took the chance. I was then hired to work in Government Documents. My duties have changed since my initial days in Government Documents, but I like learning new things and the challenges it brings.”
-Luci Ortiz, NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, Library Science and History 2013
“When I was a student, the 2nd floor study area in Zuhl Library was my home away from home. I would find a spot, put a Radiohead CD in my Discman and get to studying—for some reason, I was able focus more in this environment than anywhere else. It is surreal to now work at Zuhl and see other NMSU students using the Library the same way I did. I think I have even learned to love the Library more NOW than I did THEN!”
– April Anaya, NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, BS Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management, ’05.
“During one stress-filled finals week in 1985, Dino was holed up in Branson Library studying for his final exams. I went to the library to see him and although we were both in a frenzy, Dino stepped away from his books for a short minute to tell me he loved me and I knew at that moment, we were going to be together forever.’ When it comes to loving your library, I actually found my love AT the library!”
-Leslie and Dino Cervantes, BBA Operations Management ’85; BBA Human Resource Management ’86
“Libraries have been an element of my life since childhood. Going to the library was the quickest way to integrate into whatever community we hopped into as a military family.
Coming to NMSU as an undergraduate, I sought out the library as an employment just for the comfort factor. I’ve now held several positions at the NMSU Library, and I’m officially an alum of NMSU of the Journalism, German, and English departments, but, I also consider myself an alum of the NMSU Library.”
-Cassie McClure, NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, BA in Journalism and Mass Communication ’06, BA in MA in German ’06, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, ’08.
“Whether I was writing papers late at night, meeting a study group to work on yet another group project or was preparing for finals the Library was a great place to get things done. The view from the third floor study area has always been one of my favorites and the staff was always friendly. The Library is one of NMSU’s most valuable assets, it’s where the lecture and assignments come to life in both research and personal study.”
-Adrian Bautista, NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies, ’08.
“As a student athlete during my time at NMSU, my time was limited and required structure. The NMSU library became an integral element of my educational experience, because it provided the study atmosphere and educational resources I needed to complete my studies. In my day, if you needed to find me between the hours of 7-10 PM, I was probably at the library!
“I continue to support the NMSU library, so that they can continue to provide the level of excellence that I enjoyed to the current and future generations of students at NMSU.” -John M. Cordova, NMSU College of Business, BBA-Management ’80, MBA ’82.