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WesternU Medical Library Expands Staff

by Rodney Tanaka

September 16, 1999

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The medical library at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU)

has hired four new employees to keep up with growth in student enrollment.

The library is also in the process of increasing the availability of

books, videos and CDs on all health professions topics, and is

anticipating a move to a larger space next year.

Nancy Hagler, an independent librarian and consultant, is serving as

acting consulting director of the WesternU library. She is overseeing the

collection expansion and ensuring that the library runs smoothly on a day-

to-day basis.

“”My mission is to get the library ready for its relocation and expand the

technology that we have available,”” said Hagler, who currently lives in


Patricia Vader of Upland has filled the position of acquisitions

librarian. As such, she purchases new books and removes outdated ones from

the shelves. She previously spent 10 years as the librarian for Gladstone

High School in Covina, and graduated from the University of La Verne with

a bachelor’s degree in computer science earlier this year.

As the new circulation assistant, Flora Levario checks books in and out of

the library and maintains the shelves and sections. She is a resident of

Pomona who also works at the Citrus College library. She has previously

held positions at the Diamond Bar Public Library and the Mt. SAC library.

She is currently working toward an associate’s degree in library


Pomona native Joann Washington has been hired as a circulation assistant

and is responsible for ordering all supplies. She is the former managing

editor of the Inland Valley News, and has a bachelor’s degree in social

work from Cal Poly Pomona. She gained library experience at Mt. SAC and at

the Pomona Public Library.


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