Meet Joseph Orellana, Workflow Systems and Documentation Administrator

Please join us in congratulating Joseph Orellana ’15 on his new role with the UCLA Library! Joseph is our new workflow systems and documentation administrator, based in the Digital Initiatives and Information Technology (DIIT) Division. In order to introduce you to Joseph OrellanaJoseph, we asked him a few questions about his role:

What goals/hopes do you have for this year as our new workflow systems and documentation administrator?
One of my biggest goals is to find ways in which IT systems can serve as a bridge for collaboration and bringing teams together. I’m looking forward to expanding & improving our workflow and documentation systems. I’m also excited to continue learning how these systems can be improved upon to help better serve the UCLA library.

How has your prior experience prepared you for this role at the UCLA Library?
I have 4 years of experience with designing and implementing workflow and documentation systems for the UCLA Library. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with various departments across the UCLA Library in building systems that meet their workflow and/or documentation needs. I have also specialized and trained in working with systems, such as Jira and Confluence, which has provided me with insight into how these systems can benefit the UCLA Library as a whole.

What things will you be tackling first?
First, I’ll be focusing on building a new inventory database that integrates with our ticketing system for the UCLA Library. Secondly, I’d like to expand the capabilities of our workflow system and the services that it has to offer. Lastly, I’d like to focus on curating our documentation/wiki system.

What are you currently reading/watching/listening to, and what do you like to do outside of work?
I’m currently reading The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkein, which has been a huge treat! I recently started listening to Mike Clark’s newly released jazz album called Indigo Blue Live at the Iridium. Outside of work, I love to work out and I love to catch live music shows. I’m also a musician, so I’m usually practicing or playing shows around Los Angeles.

We are delighted to have Joseph at the UCLA Library. You can contact him at jorellana@library.ucla.edu.