Intros for 2012/2013 MPDR
Hello there! I am Melissa Cardenas-Dow, one of the 2 co-chairs for this committee this year. Welcome to the NMRT MPDR! I work as the Outreach/Behavioral Sciences Librarian at Armacost Library, University of Redlands in Southern California. I am also a resident of the city of Redlands, along with my spouse and our two daughters. I graduated from San Jose State University’s MLIS program in 2008. I have lived in the United States for over 22 years now. I was born and raised in the Philippines and have managed to retain my fluency of Filipino (Tagalog-based national language).
In addition to this committee, I work with the Newsletter and Publications Committee of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). This is my first time serving on NMRT’s MPDR Committee, however, so I feel I have lots to become acquainted with. I am still searching for a professional niche that pulls together my interests in multicultural higher education, social justice, digital fluency, and online life.
I look forward to reading your introductions, getting to know each of you a little better, and working together on this committee.