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Cheryl Jimmerson, Library Assistant II in the Department of User Services & Technology Support at the Atlanta campus, handles faculty-submitted materials for the library’s physical course reserves service. She also provides circulation and basic technology and reference assistance at both service desks.
How long have you worked at GSU Library? Approximately 23 years. Before that, as a student assistant working on my undergraduate degree in English literature at GSU, I worked security patrol as a “Police Cadet” with a nice uniform and as a “Door Checker” monitoring alarms at the security gates.
What is your favorite part of working at GSU? The constant change, the new people, and new challenges. While there is constant change, I know that my colleagues have my back.
Do you have any guilty pleasures? I am fond of courtroom dramas, shows where celebrities share their experiences with the supernatural, and the show ‘Swamp People.’
Any fun facts about yourself? I am really into Snoopy, the Peanuts character, although I used to think he was somewhat of a jerk. Also, I love to sketch, especially trees. I take walks downtown and in my neighborhood spotting different trees. To me, they often look like they were ‘caught in a dance.’ Also, I love turtles and have several miniatures in my cubicle.
Three words that best describe you: Empathy. Spiritual. Goofy.
Something we should know about you: According to Associate Dean Bryan Sinclair, “Cheryl is advocate for all community members. Her input was highly valued by me as we revised the Visitor Policy at the Atlanta campus a couple of years back. She supports access for all and strives to make all visitors feel welcome.”
The Office of Diversity Education Planning (ODEP) promotes an inclusive campus environment where all community members feel they belong. Through its partnerships with Georgia State departments and Atlanta-based businesses and organizations, ODEP provides training and programming to develop a culturally competent and inclusive workforce to serve the Georgia State and metro Atlanta communities.
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