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I am MLGSCA: Lise Bretton

Posted on August 1, 2023 by Membership | 1 Comment

Name: Lise Bretton
Institution: Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA
Title: Hospital Librarian

Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution.

I’ve become more of an information specialist, less a conventional librarian (but then again, I was never conventional).

Why is MLGSCA important to you?

As a solo librarian, I need as much support as possible from my colleagues. They inspire me and pick me up when I’m feeling discouraged.

What was your first library job or professional position?

I worked as a library assistant at University of San Diego’s Copley Library.

What has been the most interesting project you have worked on?

Overhauling an entire library and transitioning it from Dewey to LC. It was certainly the largest project.

What do you consider to be the most pressing issues or trends in librarianship?

AI, technology in general. I highly recommend the Library 2.0 lectures on ChatGPT4. Especially if you’re working as an academic librarian.

What is something you have on your bucket list?

Mastering AI, maybe getting into machine learning. Right now, I’m taking courses through Stanford that are fascinating!

What is the best thing you have read/watched/listened to recently?

Algorithms of Oppression/Succession/Avi Avital

Describe yourself in five words.

well-traveled, political, sarcastic, kind

What are you most proud of?

My intelligence. “The measure of an education is that you acquire some idea of the extent of your ignorance”–Chris Hitchens.


One Response to “I am MLGSCA: Lise Bretton”

  1. Andrea Harrow
    August 3rd, 2023 @ 10:49 am

    Ha! Like your Chris Hitchens quote. Let us know what Mastering AI looks like when you get there.

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