Faces of the Library: Barbara Moreno

Staff Spotlight Barb

Meet Barbara. She’s one of the nicest staff members here at Texas Tech School of Law Library. You can always stop by her office and grab some candy for a midday pick-me-up. Please, take some time to read her profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

I catalog books and other materials for the Law Library’s collection, work with ScHOLAR (adding materials to the collection and preparing material to be added), collect statistics and help organize them and prepare the information for use by other staff (write reports, gather information, etc.), manage the electronic message board for the Law Library (add and schedule items that are posted, create signage, etc.), provide reference services.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Working with the faculty, students, and staff; the variety of work that I get to do.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

Library staff are always willing to help them find what they need when they need it.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Texas Roadhouse (I don’t get to go very often, but it’s always delicious!)

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I love to read, collect books, and manage my library! Spend time with my family and traveling.

 

Faces of the Library: Gabrielle Bechyne

Staff Spotlight Gabrielle

This week’s library staff featue is Gabrielle Bechyne. This is Gabrielle’s first semester at Texas Tech School of Law Library but she is undoubtedly an essential part of the team. We don’t know what we would do without her. Please, read her profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

I am a Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Drake. I assist with Student Services (such as the Legal Practice program and ELR),

faculty research assignments, and other events that the Law Library is involved with.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

I love the positive atmosphere. All of the library staff are great resources. Everyone is supportive of each other and genuinely has the students’ best interests in mind.

What is one thing about the law library that current and  prospective students should know?

It is there for the students’ use and to help students be as successful as possible. Additionally, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the

library staff with questions about research, study aids, or anything else about law school life. They are a wealth of knowledge.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

I love Jimenez, which is located downtown. Super tasty and authentic Mexican food.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I to listen to podcasts and work out at a boxing gym! Both are great stress relievers and distractions from law school life.

 

Faces of the Library: Alana Rosen

Alana

We are so happy to feature one of the best student staff members ever! Alana Rosen is a 3L who is in her second year with Texas Tech School of Law Library. She is such an essential part of the library staff. You can see her wonderful exhibits throughout the year. We hope you enjoy her profile:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

Assist Professor Drake with the administration and organization of the ELR program and the Legal Practice program. Develop and create exhibits for the Collaborative Commons. Assist with all other student services programming.

 

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

The staff. I love the sense of community and kindness I receive from working here.

 

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

If you’re feeling stressed out, the library is actually the best place to visit. You can meditate in the Wellness Room, check out sports equipment to help raise your serotonin, or color and do puzzles in the Commons to help clear your mind.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

King Street Pub. It is an adorable English pub that bakes all of its own breads, pastries, and cakes.

 

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I like long walks around campus to see the different sculptures and artwork, First Friday Art Trail and any kind of cultural event, and I like to cook.

 

Faces of the Library: Sherry Coffman

Staff Spotlight

This week we feature one of our favorite library staff members Sherry Coffman. She’s the first smiling face that you see in the morning. Sherry gives great advice and can help you find anything! Please check out her profile and get to know the rest of our staff:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

 Acquisitions and Circulation

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Working with a variety of people.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

Besides Tylenol, Advil, and Aspirin, we provide band aids, antacids, and antibiotic ointment.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

King Street Pub

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Spending time with my grand kids and baking.

 

Faces of the Library: Briana Moody

Staff Spotlight- Briana

This week’s library staff spotlight is Briana Moody. Briana is a delight to have in the library. You can always catch her serenading students at the circulation desk! Please check out her profile:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

I have a range of duties, from checking in government documents to manning the circulation desk. One of my other favorite tasks in working in conjunction with Interlibrary Loan; receiving books from all over the country to help students get the resources they need.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law  Library?

The staff. We have one of the most supportive group of staff and faculty on the entire TTU campus! Each of us have different personalities and styles so that we can help any student that comes to the library.

What is one thing about the law library that current and  prospective students should know?

We’re here to help! Even if it’s just to chat and help you unwind. Take the time to get to know all of us at the circulation desk, we will make sure you have the resources and support you need.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

I could go to Seoul Korean BBQ twice a week, every week for the rest of my life and die happy! Nothing is as good as their spicy bulgogi!

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law  library?

I am a performer around Lubbock. I have been involved in musicals, Flatlands Dance Company, princesses/mermaid parties, and even Marilyn Monroe impersonations! Whenever I take vacations, I always try to sneak Disney into it (and it drives my husband nuts)!

 

Faces of the Library: Amanda Kitten

Amanda Spotlight

We hope you enjoy our new series: “Faces of the Library.” Throughout the year, we will spotlight one library staff member each week. Our first profile feature Amanda Kitten, our Administrative Office Assistant. Amanda started with us just over a year ago and we are so happy to have her as a part of the team! Please check out her profile and get to know our staff:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

I oversee the libraries budget, assist at the Circulation desk, and help plan and implement library events such as Trivia Night during National Library Week.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

The camaraderie because everyone is friendly and so supportive of each other and of students.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

The Circulation desk has a ton of amenities that can help you out.  Pain relievers, feminine supplies, cough drops, antacids, pencils, ear plugs, and a slew of study aids amongst other things.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Chimy’s…my kryptonite.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I am an avid reader, video gamer, and crafter. But most of time is spent with my two dogs Loki (queen of the castle) and Jack (her court jester and shoe enthusiast.)