The next time you come to the Evelyn S. Field Library at RVCC you will see a new friendly face. Please welcome Jessica Hirschey, our new adjunct librarian.
Her professional background includes a bit of everything, but she realized she wanted to do more. Jessica was always an avid reader growing up, and had some awesome librarians in school, so she decided to enroll in the library science program at SUNY Albany and get her Master's degree in information science. Her original concentration was school libraries and she worked for several school districts in New York State. Jessica's favorite level was high school because of the research and information literacy components. She wondered what it would be like to work at the academic level.
Eventually, her family settled in New Jersey; rural Northern New York to busy suburbia. Jessica is really excited to be in a community college environment because it is exactly what she enjoys doing - helping students find the information they need, and teaching the research process. RVCC so far has been very friendly and welcoming, giving a little bit of that smaller community feel that she missed.
When Jessica is not busy raising two young children, she enjoys taking a wide variety of group fitness classes at her local Y, from kickboxing to barre. She also reads a lot of young adult literature, and spends weekends exploring what New Jersey has to offer.