Federico (Freddy) Martínez-García Jr. He is currently the Faculty Director of Access Services and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
He is the third youngest from a family of 9 born in Mexico. He moved with his family to the US at age of 16, first-generation immigrant and college graduate. He holds a Bachelors in Spanish and a Bachelors in French from the University of Arizona; a Master's in Information and Library Sciences from the same institution; and a Master's in Public Administration from the Arizona State University. He has worked in libraries for almost 20 years where he started as a Student Worker.
His library experience includes Interlibrary Loan, Circulation, Reserves, Collection Management, Special Collection, Reference, and Instruction. Previous working institutions include University of Missouri, Arizona State University; Pima County Public Library, and the University of Arizona. He didn’t know there was a career in librarianship until 1999 when he started working as a student worker at the University of Arizona Libraries. Since then, he has been passionate about providing seamless access to information. He is also interested in Social Justice, Diversity, Inclusion, equity, and Copyright.
He is a philosopher and he knows that everyone is an educator and a learner throughout life. Discovering something new is his goal every day. There are no insignificant questions as they inspire research. He is happy, optimist, calm, and procrastinator at times. One of his biggest secrets in the profession is that he don’t read for pleasure… but he promote reading!