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Profile of Student Success | Nichole Grimes '17

ImageUCI Libraries, in partnership with the UCI Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning - Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUE), presents Profiles of Student Success. A fun campaign to feature student stories that illustrate how the Libraries help them experience success.

Which library resource(s) or service(s) did you use recently that has helped you to achieve success?
Research Librarians.

What success have you achieved from that resource(s) or service(s), and how has it impacted your student experience at UCI?
Through UCI's History Internship program, I interned at the Langson Library. There, I was tasked with putting together an exhibit on John Muir and California's National Parks. The internship lasted for all of Fall quarter 2016.

I worked with Becky Imamoto, Head of Collection Strategies and Derek Quezada, Outreach and Public Services Librarian for Special Collections & Archives. I worked with Becky to search the circulating collections of books for interesting exhibit pieces, then with Derek to search for materials in Special Collections to use. I had to look through numerous books, letters, and newspapers in order to select the best pieces to put in the exhibit. At the end of the quarter, I realized that with the help of Becky and Derek, I had put together an actual exhibit!

There was a reception for all the History interns, and everyone came over afterwards to look at the exhibit. This experience made me realize that I want to become a librarian, and is, thus, invaluable to me and my continued efforts towards that end. I can't thank my mentors, and everyone at Langson Library, enough for giving me the opportunity!

If you enjoyed this story, please view more and stay tuned for new stories on our Profiles of Student Success page.