Volunteer Spotlight - Kiran Srinath

Kiran Srinath at the library

Introducing Kiran Srinath

Kiran has volunteered at the Santa Teresa Branch Library since 2014 and has been a part of the Library Services program since October 2015. Kiran's current responsibilities include shelving, shelf-reading, tidying, and assisting librarians with special projects. Kiran has proven to be both extremely dependable in carrying out his duties and very enthusiastic about the library and its mission to provide educational and entertainment materials to the public. We know we can depend on Kiran to share his valuable experience when helping to train newer volunteers, and he is always quick to ask, "What else can I do to help?" Kiran's reliability and positive attitude make him a highly valued volunteer at our branch.

Kiran volunteers as a Library Services Volunteer as well as being a member of teensReach. He is incredibly dedicated and has volunteered over 355 hours with SJPL.

Submitted by Librarian, Megan Hicks from the Santa Teresa Branch Library

A Chat with Kiran

As a child... I remember going to the library and looking for interesting books for my classes, and I appreciated the resources that the library could provide.

My first job... has yet to happen. I’ve been volunteering with the San Jose Public Library since 2014.

My fondest memory from volunteering... is traveling to Japan and experiencing a new culture. I enjoyed how everything in Japan was on time, down to the second.

I am most proud of... being able to pursue a degree in higher education in a school that I wanted to go to (University of Victoria).

My biggest challenge... was completing the applications for the universities I was applying to. I had to sell myself as a holistic individual.

My role model... is Elon Musk because of his ambition to help society and make the world a greener place.

My community... is diverse, open-minded, and welcoming.

Libraries are... an important place for learning and are centers of knowledge.

My favorite book is... is Nyxia by Scott Reintgen.

I volunteer because... I feel that giving back to my community is important and I’ve used the library since I was a child.

If I wasn't volunteering... I’d be out riding my bike with my dad.

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