by Susan Koscielski and Andrea Lynch
Hilda Perez has worked in the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library at City of Hope for over 20 years. She came to City of Hope from Santa Teresita Hospital in Duarte, where she was a Certified Nurse Assistant for 8 years.
Hilda is our point of contact when other libraries need to borrow materials from our collection. Her excellent service to other libraries ensures that when we need something from them we receive high-quality and fast service in return. Hilda also invoices the hospitals and other institutions we charge for our interlibrary loan service as well as checks-in print serial issues and gathers data for our space usage study.
Hilda was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and came to live in California at the age of ten. When she was young, she lived with her beloved sister Antonia, who was like a second mother. Hilda has a son and a daughter of whom she is very proud; she has eight grandchildren. Hilda said “[b]eing a grandmother is probably the most fulfilling part of life so far.”