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Wendy Griffiths-Bender

Wendy Griffiths-Bender

I love teaching, especially showing students how to navigate the Library's webpage and the web so they have an understanding of reliable, current resources.


I am married to Tom Bender, an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College.  Tom teaches in the Hospitality Management Program and writes for several publications on the topic of wine.  We have two sons. Nathan graduated May 2010 from Hampshire College in Massachussetts.  Nathan also attended the University of Beijing and is proficient in Mandarin.  He is a Fulbright Scholar and is in China for a year doing research. Michael is a student at Plymouth State University (New Hampshire) and is interested in the Administration of Justice Program.
My Masters in Library Science is from UC Berkeley and my Masters in Education is from the University of San Francisco.  I hail from the East Coast (Rochester, New York) but have lived in the foothills (Sonora) since 1975.  I currently serve on the ICES board (16 years plus). I was an executive board member for YFA for 5 years and hope to continue to represent my colleagues.