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Fabiola Hernandez-Soto

Cataloging Library Assistant

About Me

I was born in Mexico, and lived there until I was 3. The youngest of three children, I grew up in the Central Valley. Fun fact, I attended 5 different elementary schools, three of which were in Tulare, CA. I got to attend only one Junior High and one High School… GO TULARE MUSTANGS. I packed my bags and moved away for college, HELLO BEAUTIFUL SAN FRANCISCO. Had the awesome opportunity to study abroad in Rome, Italy during the summer of 2006; where I hope to return some day. I graduated from USF May 2007 with a BA in Visual Arts, emphasis in Fine Arts and a minor in General Business. In 2016 I completed my MLIS from SJSU, with a focus 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 exploring how other libraries catalog their material, metadata, tags and coding. Personal interests include hiking, traveling and exploring new places. Art is my passion. I myself draw, paint and dabble in photography. Favorite literature genre are historical fiction, and existentialism. I enjoy running short and long distances (often without training), and cultivating my green thumb.