The Library welcomes Christina Zoricic to the Cataloguing Department for an eight-month co-op work term. In this position, Christina works mostly behind the scenes cataloguing materials for the Library including fixing bibliographic and authority records.
In coming months Christina will also be working on special projects within the Cataloguing and Records Maintenance groups, starting first with a project to convert a set of online and print Smithsonian materials from CODOC to LC classification.
When asked about the most unique item she's come across in Cataloguing so far, Christina described a pop-up book with 3D models of famous landmarks that was ordered for the Musagetes Architecture Library. "I haven't seen a pop-up book since I was a child," she adds.
Beyond cataloguing, Christina is interested in many areas of library work. "I'm interested in understanding the ins and outs of the entire library system. I am particularly excited to get my hands on the reference desk and help students," she says.
Prior to arriving at the Library, Christina worked in Records Management at a national insurance company and in university admissions. She is currently completing her Masters of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Western Ontario, where she earned a BA with combined honours in Women's Studies and Media Information Technoculture.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys vegetarian cooking, dabbling in web design, and spending time with her new nephew Noah (who apparently just celebrated his six month birthday!).
She also enjoys watching college sports and is looking forward to the March Madness tournament. "I'm watching games and doing my research so I can pick my brackets and hopefully win my pool this year."