Staff

Kevin Pischke, WJU Library Director

KEVIN PISCHKE

Dean, Academic Support & Resources
916.577.2292
kpischke@jessup.edu

  • M.S. Library Science (2005) University of North Texas
  • M.A. Christian Education (2004) Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.S. Biblical Studies/Historical Studies (1999) Multnomah University

Kevin and his wife Dena live in Roseville, CA with their four children: Cooper, Paige, Zeke, and Fisher. Kevin was the first history major to graduate from Multnomah in 1999. He went on to pursue further education at Dallas Theological Seminary and University of North Texas.

Kevin currently serves as the Library Director & Director of the Learning Commons at WJU, where he loves working with college students to achieve their educational goals. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys coaching his children’s soccer teams, fishing, and watching Dr. Who.

For someone looking for a fun read, Kevin recommends C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

 

Rosamond Kania, Library & Academic Technology Assistant

ROSAMOND KANIA

Library & Academic Technology Assistant 
916.577.2288
rkania@jessup.edu

  • B.A. English (2016) William Jessup University

Rose is from Amador County, CA, eventually relocating to Rocklin to attend William Jessup University with odd years of commuting between the two. Rose graduated WJU in 2016 after three years of involvement in archaeology with the Lahav Research Project, affiliated with Emory University.

Rose worked in William Jessup's library for two years as a student worker, and she could not be happier to have been hired back as staff. She loves the community of learning that the library fosters, and she is passionate about stories of every kind. Rose enjoys oranges, playing drums, and travelling whenever she can afford it. In all her spare time she will be found outdoors or at CrossFit.

For a good read, Rose specifically recommends The Brothers Karamazov, the Harry Potter series, Shakespeare's plays, The Little Prince, and the genre of confessional poetry.

 

 

Michael Kares, Access Services Coordinator

MICHAEL KARES

Electronic Resources Librarian 
916.577.2293
mkares@jessup.edu

  • M.A. New Testament Language and Literature (2013) Biola University
  • B.A. Pastoral Ministry and Biblical Studies (2010) William Jessup University

Michael was born in Northern California, but spent several years on the Oregon Coast--next to the dunes that inspired the Frank Herbert’s classic of the same name. He returned home to Northern California during high school, and attended William Jessup University from 2006 to 2010 for his B.A. Not one for breaks, he began work on his M.A. at Biola University, graduating in 2013.

Michael worked in libraries all throughout school, where he found he loves organizing, answering questions, finding his next book to read, and volunteering. When he is not doing any of these, he loves to sit down and watch superhero movies and T.V. shows (though he has never read the comics).

Michael suggests everyone read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He says it is dark, a bit twisted, and a great redemption story.

 

Eva Huebner - Access Services Coordinator

EVA HUEBNER

Access Services Coordinator 
916.577.2295
ehuebner@jessup.edu 

  • B.A. History (2018) William Jessup University

Eva grew up around the golden fields of northern Sacramento suburbia. In her undergraduate degree at WJU she studied History, Bible & Theology, and English. Though frequently asked if she’d like to teach, Eva’s love for information and connection has inspired her to pursue becoming a full-fledged librarian. She believes libraries offer a culturally unique environment where people can come as they are to learn from one another and the past. In her free time, Eva enjoys avant-garde cinema, health food grocery stores, and long drives to new places. 

For a good look into the depths of one's soul, Eva recommends The Enneagram in Love and Work by Helen Palmer. For something a little more light-hearted, she recommends the letters to the editor from the periodical Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. White Noise by Don DeLillo is another enjoyable gem of a novel. 

 

Belinda Silva, Reference and Instruction Librarian

BELINDA SILVA

Reference and Instructional Librarian
916.577.2297
bsilva@jessup.edu

  • MLIS Library and Information Science (2009) San Jose State University
  • BA  Sociology (1993) UC Berkeley

Belinda has been living in Placer County with her family for over 20 years. Prior to that she has lived in Colombia, San Diego, and the Bay Area. Currently, she calls Rocklin, CA her home.

Before working at Jessup, Belinda spent the last 13 years working with the local K-12 school libraries in Roseville, Rocklin, Davis, and Lincoln. She is currently a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) here at William Jessup researching how literacy can be used as a tool to close the achievement and opportunity gap facing Latino students.

On her free time, Belinda likes to travel the world, visiting museums and national parks. Belinda enjoys reading nonfiction and YA historical and realistic fiction and participates in multiple book clubs to expand her reading repertoire. Belinda suggests reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams.

 

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