Legislative session at the Colorado’s State Capitol

Current and past employees of the Auraria Library were treated to an insider’s view of state law-making on April 28 during a visit to Colorado’s State Capitol building hosted by Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, District 21, Adams County — a CU-Boulder alum.

With only about ten days remaining in the 2014 legislative session and nearly 200 bills to consider, Sen. Ulibarri took time to meet with the group to answer a few questions about the life of a Colorado lawmaker.

Ellen Metter and Sen. UlibarriUlibarri confirmed that hours can be long, but that satisfaction with accomplishments can be enormous. Photo: Ellen Metter with Sen. Jessie Ulibarri

Auraria Library guests toured the historic Capitol building, participated in a mock committee hearing, and visited the floor of the Senate chambers to observe the Senate in action.

Because the Auraria Library has received generous support from Colorado’s legislators, the visitors were happy for a chance to express their thanks in person.

Attendees from Auraria Library:

  • Sommer Browning, Head of Electronic Access & Discovery Services
  • Liz Cooper, Head of Research and Instruction
  • Lorrie Evans, Research and Instruction Librarian, Social Science
  • Rosemary Evetts, Special Collections Librarian
  • Vera Gao, E-Resources Cataloging Librarian
  • Andrea Klemme, Graduate Student
  • Matt Mariner, Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives
  • Ellen Metter, Collection Development and Research Librarian; Mark Brissenden, (Ellen Metter’s spouse)
  • Alex Matthews, Human Resources Associate
  • Mary Somerville, University Librarian
  • Pat Tawnelle, Library Technician II
  • Linda Tietjen, Collection Development Librarian, Arts & Architecture
  • Bill Tietjen, Research and Instruction Specialist
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