News from Mardigian Library: Q&A with Deirdras Jones

4/16/2018

Get to know Deirdras Jones, the library’s operations and user services supervisor

Getting to know Deirdras Jones, the library’s operations and user services supervisor

As the operations and user services supervisor at Mardigian Library, Deirdras Jones supervises staff at the library’s User Services Desk and coordinates interlibrary loan and shelving maintenance. The library’s Social Media Committee sat down with Jones, who chatted with us about her work at the library and what she likes to do for fun outside of work.

What are your main job duties at Mardigian Library and what do you love most about what you do?
As the operations and user services supervisor, I set schedules, manage time cards for, train and supervise student assistants in shelving and MeLCat. I also do stacks maintenance and management, and work with User Services, Tech Services and librarians on shelving and shifting priorities. The best part about my job is interacting with the students.

What do you do for fun outside of work?
Well, when I'm not enjoying my favorite trash reality shows, I freelance photography and video. I also help coordinate an annual fundraiser in my hometown of Flint for youth programs.

What is your undergraduate degree?
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in media arts and studies from Wayne State University.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a cat. Her name is Nala.

Do you have any tips or advice for students?
My advice is to enjoy this time in university because adulting sucks.

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