Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dr. Rodney Vliet Rejoins the Library Staff

Dr. Rodney Vliet joins the Darling Library staff as part-time Librarian after a twenty year absence. Dr. Vliet has been the Dean of the Library at Biola until his retirement at the end of December, 2011. He led that library through an interesting time in the information evolution including oversight of the building of a state-of-the-art library facility ten years ago.

Prior to that, he worked as a librarian here at Hope (then known as Pacific Christian College) with Director, Jeff Wilson. He had originally come to Hope in 1979 and served as a professor of a wide variety of subjects over the years before, during, and after getting his Master of Library Science degree from UCLA. In fact, some of our current faculty and the Vice President of Academic Affairs (our boss) were students of his!

We are more than pleased to have him give of his time to Hope. He will be helping us in the area of online instruction and learning some new skills as he will be doing more work in the trenches than his previous responsibilities required. Additionally, as you might guess, he will be providing some well seasoned wisdom for us.

Welcome back Dr. Vliet!

1 comment:

Tiffaney Ann Tiffin said...

So glad to see Dr. Vliet!