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Elections:2013: Nicholas Auricchio
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Nicholas Auricchio for CLA Board, Student Representative

Statement of Concerns

My name is Nicholas Auricchio and I will begin the second year of my MLIS program in the fall. Prior to UCLA, I attended Loyola Marymount University where I majored in both English literature and history. It was during my undergraduate studies that I truly understood the importance of the library. Both of my programs required me to do a lot of reading, writing, and research which often felt overwhelming. When I was stressed out about my papers and had no idea where to even begin looking for resources, I could always go to the library where a friendly, intelligent and helpful reference librarian would always be there to point me in the right direction and this helped me to become a better researcher. It was because of all these positive experiences with the librarians that I began to see the academic librarian not only as a service professional, but also as a role model of what I want to become in the future. After a year of taking classes and working the reference desk at the UCLA Biomedical library, I realize that I really enjoy the work that academic librarians perform and the services that they provide to students.

I would like to be considered for the CLA Student Representative position because I do want to be a leader and innovator within this field. My classes always seem to be suggesting that the library profession is currently transforming and is trying to redefine itself during this rapid period of change in the way that people need and access information. I feel that being a student representative would give me an opportunity to interact with the people who are currently trying to be innovative within the profession. I hope that as a young information professional, I could offer a new viewpoint and become a contributing member to their work in the field. I think that, as a librarian, it is important to be aware of the upcoming trends within the field and I feel that being a student representative will help me to do so. Thank you for your time and I hope that you will consider me for this opportunity.

Nicholas Auricchio's Background

Nick Auricchio is currently a second-year student pursuing his MLIS from UCLA. Additionally, he is providing reference services as a Public Service Assistant at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. In 2007, he received his BA in English literature and history from Loyola Marymount University. While there, he was named both the English and history Program Scholar in addition to winning the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in the Field of History. He believes that none of these academic achievements would have been possible without the help of the genuinely caring and helpful librarians at the university; who were able to calm and assure him that there were resources that would aid him in writing his numerous research papers. It was because of these librarians’ commitment to helping others that he decided to enter the field...and has not regretted the decision since. 





2013 Elections