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Fabiola Hernandez-Soto

Catalog Assistant

About Me

Born in Mexico, raised in California. I grew up in the San Joaquin Central Valley,  youngest of three children. Fun fact, I attended 5 different elementary schools, three of which were in Tulare, CA. I am first-generation, graduated from USF May 2007 with a BA in Visual Arts, emphasis in Fine Arts and a minor in General Business. Completed my MLIS from SJSU 2016, focusing on Cataloging, Metadata and Archiving.


I joined Gleeson Library | Geschke Center in 2008 as an Evening/Weekend Coordinator in Access Services. In 2017, I joined the Cataloging Department. I am primarily responsible for cataloging monographs. As the Cataloging Library Assistant, I also handle zines, audiovisual material and Government documents.


My professional interests include critical cataloging, incorporating inclusive metadata, tags and being intentional of how material is described. Personal interests include hiking, traveling and people watching. Art is my passion ; drawing, painting, and dabble in photography. Favorite literature genre includes historical fiction, and existentialism. I enjoy running short and long distances (often without training), and cultivating my green thumb.