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Dear WLA, Signed: Your Newest WLA Member

Published onJul 30, 2023
Dear WLA, Signed: Your Newest WLA Member

I’m a new member of the Washington Library Association (WLA). Hailing from Mexico, I have dedicated over 20 years to working in a university library, mainly in the services area. I recently moved to Kirkland, where I now work as an archives and reference librarian at Northwest University. Being a member of this esteemed association is of great importance to me, as it presents a valuable opportunity to immerse myself in the vibrant librarian community, actively participate in enriching events, and further enhance my professional work. I am genuinely grateful to WLA for granting me this fantastic opportunity.

My journey in the field of librarianship commenced more than two decades ago at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Throughout the years, I have been passionately devoted to serving and supporting the academic community, facilitating access to information resources, and supporting academic processes from the library. As an archives and reference librarian at Northwest University, my role comes with unique challenges and rewards. Preserving and organizing historical materials and assisting patrons in developing an information literacy culture provide me with a fulfilling and stimulating experience. 

However, professional growth extends beyond the workplace. By becoming a member of WLA, I aim to expand my horizons, connect with fellow professionals, and tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience in the library field. Being part of the librarian community means more than just satisfying daily tasks and responsibilities. It involves actively participating in events and initiatives that foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and continuous learning. I look forward to attending conferences, workshops, and seminars organized by WLA. These events will facilitate thought-provoking discussions, offer insights from experienced professionals, and keep me up to date with the latest trends and advancements in the field. The opportunities for professional development that the association offers will undoubtedly enhance my skills, broaden my perspective, and enable me to serve library patrons better and contribute to the growth and innovation of the profession.

Furthermore, I am excited about collaborating with other WLA members on projects and initiatives, and learn from their experience.

I express my sincere gratitude to WLA. The support, guidance, and connections I will gain through membership in this organization will prove invaluable on this exciting journey.

Genoveva smiles at the camera. She has brown hair and is wearing gold hoop earrings and a white button-up blouse.
Genoveva is a Librarian at Northwest University. With expertise in university libraries, she specializes in services and information literacy programs. She holds a master's degree in Educational Research from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a doctorate in Information Sciences from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Among her recently read favorite books is "El infinito en un junco" (Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World) by Irene Vallejo.
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