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High School Students Create OneInMath Informational Video

Yet another passionate work by the OneInMath team in Chicagoland! Congratulations to Prarthana Prashanth the lead for all OneInMath programs in Chicagoland, session leads and tutors for brainstorming and putting together a five minute video trailer about the program currently running in Eola, Santori and 95th Street  libraries in Chicago!

Special thanks to Andrew Wang, senior in high school and OIM volunteer, for offering to film and create the video. He spent two months to film students in class, carried out interviews of tutors, Session Leads, Session Managers, and librarians, and finally after multiple edits, the OneInMath Trailer is complete! Thank you Andrew for your great effort and all the students, volunteers, and librarians for their continuous support and cooperation.

We hope you enjoy this video and continue spreading this word about OneInMath!

We encourage potential volunteers interested in volunteering in any capacity (tutors, substitute tutors, session leaders, session managers) who aspire to be part of the OneInMath program, as well as parents of kindergarten to 3rd grades who want to enroll their children in the program  to view the video and feel the program in action!

Tutors design theme t-shirts!

Congratulations to Ruju Talati for designing the winning OneInMath t-shirt! While multiple designs were considered,  Ruju’s design was most voted on by current OneInMath tutors in the Chicagoland libraries. Through this t-shirt we hope to unite OneInMath tutors and students, and help spread the word about this program. Below, Ruju’s design is shown.

San Jose City Council Commendation

Urvi San Jose Council Commendation Council member Rose Herrera of District 8, along with San Jose City Mayor Chuck Reed, Council member Xavier Campos of District 5, and Council member Kansen Chu of District 4, commended  Urvi Gupta for her outstanding volunteer service through her OneInMath tutoring programs at the Evergreen, Hillview, and Berryessa Branch Libraries at the City Council meeting on June 11th, 2013.

See video of the commendation presentation:

2013 Library Volunteer of the Year

Urvi Evergreen Times Volunteer of the Year Article May 10 2013Every year, each of our branches and units select a Volunteer of the Year. From these nominees one volunteer is selected for recognition as San Jose Public Library’s Volunteer of the Year. We congratulate Urvi Gupta who won the award 2013.

Published in Evergreen Times Newspaper, Page 16, May 10 – May 23, 2013 Edition by Vidya Kilambi.

SJPL Volunteer of the Year 2013

Urvi SJPL Volunteer of the Year Award 2013 Each year, each of the twenty two branches of the San Jose Public Libraries nominates one volunteer to compete for system wide recognition. Urvi was selected as the San Jose Public Library Volunteer of the Year for 2013.

The award was presented by San Jose Public Library Division Manager Sandra Stewart on April 25, 2013.

Her name is etched on the perpetual plaque and will reside in Evergreen branch for 2013. She will also have a book plate dedicate to her and the books will be distributed in all three libraries where she currently offers OneInMath program.

OneInMath Pilot Soars @ San Jose Public Library

Page 14 of Briefings January 2013A full page article about OneInMath program was published in the January 2013 edition of California Library Association (CLA) Briefings. It appears on page 14 of the 25 page publication. The article highlights the program’s success from its simple beginnings in Nov 2011 with just 6 kids to over 125 kids and 20 volunteers in just one and a half year.


About CLA:
Established in 1895, CLA has nearly 3000 individual, business and institutional members. CLA provides professional development and advocacy support for its members and the California library community at large. Additionally, CLA supports the administration of the California Summer Reading Program as well as further summer enrichment programs funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.

Page 14 of Briefings January 2013