Michael Cadena Joins Library Staff in InterLibrary Loan

Michael Cadena joins the staff of the Cheng Library as Technical Library Assistant.

Michael Cadena, Technical Library Assistant

Michael Cadena joined the Cheng Library staff as a Technical Library Assistant on March 12, 2018.  He joins the staff in the Periodicals Department where he will be responsible for processing interlibrary-loan requests.

Before his move to the Cheng Library, Michael had several years of experience in public libraries in New Jersey.  He worked in the circulation departments at the Union City Public Library and the Metuchen Public Library.  He is fluent in Spanish and developed the Spanish-language book collection at Metuchen.

As Michael noted, after working for 17 years in public libraries, coming to work for an academic library is a big career change.  He hopes to adapt quickly and has already learned much in a brief time.

Michael earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State University and a certificate in Web Development and Business Programming from the Chubb Institute. In his spare time, Michael enjoys both outdoor and indoor activities.  He enjoys hiking, kayaking, jogging but also likes going to the movies, sporting events and museums. 

Regarding his new position, Michael commented, “ Coming from a public library background working in an academic library is new to me.  I am looking forward to working in the Periodicals Department, learning new skills and interacting with the library staff, the faculty and the students.”


May 14, 2018