NDSU Libraries is pleased to welcome Al Bernardo as our new Social Sciences Librarian. Thank you to The Spectrum, for letting everyone get to know him a little better.
As a graduate from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, with a Bachelor’s degree in political science, being a librarian wasn’t always his plan. He eventually developed an interested in it and then went on to receive his master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from Kent State University, Ohio. He was a librarian at Valley City State University before joining us here at NDSU.
Reflecting on his experience, Al says, “remain open to other things that are out there” then explaining that it’s not uncommon to change majors or even careers after completing school.
His main duties consist of, selecting materials such as books and databases for his department, working the reference desk where people can ask questions on topics such as how to find appropriate references for students as well as usage of databases.
“Other than your professors we’re (librarians) sort of people that you can come and talk to about academic things, school-work related things, questions that you have about research or whatever that you’re involved in. Anyone – should feel free to contact us for anything – whether it’s by email or it’s by chat, or even just showing up at my office,” Bernardo said.
To read the full story see The Spectrum Article Here.
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