Welcome Marilyn Dueño

Alfred University Libraries is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Marilyn Dueño to the position of Public Services Coordinator.

You may have noticed a new face around Scholes Library.  Marilyn Dueño has recently joined the Alfred University family as the newest member of the library team. In her new role, Marilyn will be managing the front desk and mentoring the student workers in Scholes Library. With her trademark smile and positive attitude Marilyn will enthusiastically uphold the high standards of customer service library patrons have come to expect.  She can occasionally be spotted at Herrick Memorial Library too, so please stop by the libraries and welcome Marilyn to the Alfred University community.

duenoIn the meantime, we asked Marilyn 11 questions because 10 is too predictable.

What was your background before Alfred University?  Prior to working at Scholes Library I was a teller at Serv-U Credit Union. Although I really enjoyed my interactions with the members, I missed my interactions with college students. I have always been a public service representative everywhere I go. Serving the public and putting their needs before mine.
What is your educational background?  I have an Associate degree in Financial Services and a  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alfred State College.
What is most interesting about your new position?  Working with the students, and being part of a community that puts student success first.
What do you hope to accomplish in your new role?  I hope to impact every student I come in contact with.
What are you most proud of?  One thing I am most proud of is paying off my student loans, and informing others how to do the same.
What advice would you give to students today?  Ask questions, use every resource available to you.
What software/web tools do you use regularly?  Google
Favorite social media platform:  Pinterest
What do you do to relax?  Depending on the day, I enjoy watching criminal investigation shows such as: Law and Order: Special Victims’ Unit, as well as medical drama shows such as: The Resident and The Good Doctor. If I have a day to myself I like to bake.
What is a skill or hobby you’d like to learn?  Target shooting
Is there anything about you that others would be surprised to know?  I know how to thread eyebrows; I thread my own eyebrows.