Staff Spotlight: Fred Webre

June 11, 2024

Fred WebreFred Webre

Library Assistant, ITS Library

What’s your hometown?

Berzerkeley, CA

What is your role at ITS, describe your job in four words, and how long have you been here?

Library Assistant at the Institute of Transportation Studies Library. Fun, exciting, engaging, enigma. I’ve been here since right after Thanksgiving 2023

What is your favorite thing about working at ITS?

Helping students navigate the library and UC Berkeley in general

Where’s your happy place, favorite bay area location?

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

When you aren’t cheering the Bears on, who do you root for/what’s your alma mater?

Oakland A’s (sad face). My alma mater is Cal, so Go Bears!

What is on the top of your travel experience/destination list?


What’s the latest book you read/latest show you binged/movie you watched/podcast you listened to? (Choose one or two or more)

The Gnostic Gospels, by Elaine Pagels, and Paradise, by Abdulrazak Gurnah

What is your favorite food?

Japanese fried food

If you could become a mode of transportation, what would you be?

A big ol’ bus (Zero Emissions)

If you could meet anyone in the world, dead, alive, or fictional, who would it be?

Ludwig Wittgenstein

What’s your most treasured possession?

My glasses

What is a fun fact about you?

I once travelled six months around the world with a torn meniscus. Ouch.