Every semester, College Library staff acknowledge the efforts of the library’s student assistants with a celebration and lots of pizza. They also use the occasion to highlight the exceptional efforts of two individuals who go above and beyond in providing excellent service to the staff and patrons of the library. This year, for the first time, it was a sweep for workers from the library’s InfoLab when Jake Bradford and Carolyn McGill were recognized for their work.
Jake, who was promoted to a lead worker in the computer lab this fall, is, according to his nomination letter, “always willing to take on any project, including testing and rolling out a new 3D printer and putting together a 3D printer cabinet with the worst instructions imaginable.” The letter goes on to say that Jake shows “true leadership in his approachability at the second-floor service desk” and is “all-around dependable for anything that comes up.”
Carolyn, who also helps library users access and use technology, was cited for being “genuinely ready to help” and someone who “offers solutions and guidance to patrons, ensuring that they have the best experience possible.” Her problem-solving skills were acknowledged when one nominator wrote, “more than once an issue has arisen in the CMC while Carolyn was working and she consistently offers to help alleviate the situation.”
College Library extends its sincere appreciation to all of the student assistants who staff the library and wishes all of our graduating seniors and those leaving us for other opportunities the best in life beyond the library.