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June 2023 Member of the Month

Tim Ream (he/him/his) is Systems librarian at Fullerton College Library in Fullerton, CA.  “I feel very lucky to work as a community college librarian in California. I’m part of a statewide consortium (CCLC) that is really supportive of its members.” When he’s not busy librarying, he enjoys local history, surfing, and watching his kids play soccer and dance.

He has been a member of CJCLS for 6 years and says this about his membership: “There are a number of different divisions and groups that I am a part of through ALA and ACRL, but CJCLS remains the most relevant to my day-to-day role as a community college librarian. I love speaking with other CJCLS members and learning about how their experiences more or less mirror my own. I might be speaking to a librarian from the other side of the country, but we are often wrestling with similar issues related to reference, instruction, collection development, systems, and other areas of focus. The solutions that we discuss are likewise very similar in approach and scale.

Like many of us, his job involves a lot of different types of tasks. He enjoys, “The diversity of my job tasks and roles. I get to work regularly in systems, reference, instruction, and acquisitions. At times this can also be my least favorite aspect of my job; especially when there isn’t enough time to devote to learning about new technologies.”

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