Meet Kerry Ortloff, Brandman University Library Services Assistant

Kerry is holding Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Kerry is holding Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech


Hi everyone! My name is Kerry Ortloff and I am the Brandman University Library Services Assistant. I process all library material requests for Brandman University students, faculty and staff. I also create new library accounts and handle any account related issues (such as forgotten passwords).

In my profile picture I am holding up Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, which should not be dismissed simply because it is a Young Adult novel. I think the central themes, of love and death and family, are relevant even for adults. It manages to maintain hopeful optimism in the face of life’s tragedies without being overly simplistic or saccharine.

Besides my love of books I also love (in no particular order): scary movies, cats, baking cookies, Netflix marathons (Mostly Gilmore Girls), cardigans, pop culture blogs, parenthetical asides, and dogs.

Before coming to Chapman University I earned my Master’s degree in social work. I used my degree to work primarily with young children and families in public schools. From the public school system I transitioned into working in a public library, and I fell so in love with the library culture and the overall goal of helping people in their continual pursuit of knowledge. Working here feels like home to me, and it is my hope that we can make you feel at home as well!

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