Jennie Alvarado

Jennie Alvarado (1935-2003) was an employee of UCLA for over twenty-two years. She retired from the Center for Student Programming in 1993. In 2000, Jennie returned to the University and back to C.S.P., where she worked with the Bruin Leaders Project. She played an integral part in the development and implementation of BLP as a new program. Jennie worked diligently on the expansion of a leadership library available to all participants in BLP and student organizational leaders. Her enthusiasm toward the library and her eagerness for it to expand led the Student Facilitation Team of BLP to recommend naming the library in Jennie’s memory. With the support of Jennie’s Family, The Jennie Alvarado Memorial Student Leadership Library has been established and will be housed in the Bruin Leaders Project Office in UCLA SOLE.

In Jennie’s memory the Bruin Leaders Project will continue to promote leadership development amongst students at UCLA.

Jennie Alvarado Memorial
Student Leadership Library

The Bruin Leaders Project invites you to visit the Jennie Alvarado Memorial Leadership Library in 105 Kerckhoff Hall.  The Leadership Library is named in the memory of Jennie Alvarado.

The Leadership Library offers titles covering a wide variety of approaches to leadership, self-improvement and organizational skills.  The library has over a hundred books (as well as videos and guide books) and is open to all BLP participants, as well as student leaders campus-wide.

Books may be checked out one at a time for a period of four weeks.  You may renew the book in person for two weeks.

Click here for a listing of our complete library catalog.

Elective: Library Book Substitution

You can also use a Library book to fulfill one of the elective requirements. It's simple... just read one of eligible titles from the Jennie Alvarado Leadership Library and complete our "Read and Respond." It will be reviewed and you can earn an elective credit that may be applied to the Certificate of Leadership. Stop by our office in 105 Kerckhoff for more information.