By Irene Truong, Rio Hondo College
The Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees appointed Mike Garabedian, Dean, Library and Instructional Support, to begin on January 28, 2019. Garabedian earned his MA in Literature from Northwestern University and his MLIS from UCLA, where his focus was special collections and archives. Following a three-year stint in the rare books trade in Los Angeles, he served as the Collections Management Librarian at his undergraduate alma mater, Whittier College, for nearly ten years. Since September 2018 Garabedian has consulted as the Shared Print Program Manager for the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, helping to develop the policies and procedures that govern and structure the group’s nascent shared print monographs program, which is the first of its kind in the West.