The Henry Madden Library Graduating Students Selections honors the essential contribution student assistants make to the library during their time at Fresno State. Their hard work and dedication make this library a better place – especially this year. Typically the largest employer of students on campus, the library could not function without their work.

Upon graduation, student assistants select a book that is meaningful to them, and the book is given a digital bookplate in their honor. Even long after graduation, students will always be able to search their name in our catalog and find their digital book plate, a reminder of their time in the library and as a Fresno State Bulldog.

Library graduating student assistants are also gifted Henry Madden Library stoles to honor their contributions to the Library during their employment here. It is with heartfelt thanks and bittersweet feelings that we wish our 2021 student assistant graduates well in their endeavors!

Victor M Hernandez

Degree/Major: Masters in School Counseling

Future Plans: K-12 Counselor

Library Dept.: Tech Lending

Supervisor: Arnel Ordonio

Book choice:  Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl

Roberto B Hernandez

Degree/Major: Bachelor’s of Art, Music

Future Plans: I plan to teach music for a few years, preferably in Fresno. Afterwards, I would like to apply to International Schools In Asia, preferably Japan, and teach music abroad. I have played in a mariachi and played Mariachi Music for many years now. I would love to bring that diverse culture to some more eastern cultures. As I teach I would like to continue to go to school to eventually get my MA and/or MS in Music History and/or Astrophysics.

Library Dept.: Circulation, Tech Lending, De-Stress Fest Planning

Supervisor: Bonnie Inthisane

Book choice:  Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Jimmy Xiong

Degree/Major: Communication Major, Hmong Minor

Future Plans: Graduate School

Library Dept.: Research Help Desk

Supervisor: Britt Foster/Chris Langer

Book choice:  Focusing on the Underserved: Immigrant, Refugee, and Indigenous Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education – Museus, Sam D

Alison Alvarado

Degree/Major: Business Administration option Computer Information System

Future Plans: To search for a job I love and won’t have to work a day in my life.

Library Dept.: Information Technology, PSA Department, Tech lending

Supervisor: Arantes Armendariz

Book choice:  Looking for Alaska – John Green

Jessica Guzman

Degree/Major: Bachelor of Science in Criminology- Law enforcement

Future Plans: One of my goals is to attend the police academy.

Library Dept.: Public Safety Assistant

Supervisor: Arantes Armendariz

Book choice:  Olivia – Ian Falconer

Connor E Calvert

Degree/Major: Bachelor of Science in Geology

Future Plans: My current plan is to return to Fresno State to take a couple prerequisites before starting my Teaching Credential Program in the Spring of 2022.

Library Dept.: Information Technology, Geospatial Information Services, and Digitization

Supervisor: Xiaoming Yang

Book choice:  Into the Gauntlet – Haddix, Margaret Peterson

The records of each title will show a digital bookplate with the student assistant’s name, graduation year and major as soon as its record is updated.

Huge thanks to everyone involved in honoring our graduating student assistants with the book plates and stoles (in alphabetical order): Britt Foster, Boutsaba Janetvilay, Sarah McDaniel, Julie Moore, Idalia Morgutia, Fong Moua, Steven Orr, Heather Parish, Rebecca Reid-Johansson, Barbara Windmiller.