Colette Hayes

Reference Librarian

Primary Liaison Areas:
Comparative Literature and Culture
French Studies
Modern and Classical Languages
Spanish Studies

About me:
I grew up in Petaluma, CA. I have a B.A. in English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a Masters in English Literature from San Francisco State University, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.  

While earning my B.A., I worked as a Student Assistant at Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library. I also lived in Aix-en-Provence, France for a year during college, and spent three months traveling through New Zealand after I graduated from Cal Poly. Soon thereafter, I moved to San Francisco, and after two years of working in Human Resources at a large investment company in the financial district, I accepted a job at Gleeson Library.  

Embedded librarianship, digital humanities, social media, library history and its intersections with artistic and literary movements: one of my favorite parts of my masters thesis project was reading about the 135th Street Branch of the NYPL during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. 

Contact Info

Colette Hayes, Reference Librarian

GL 136 (415) 422-6945