Every semester at its student appreciation party, held this year on Wednesday, Dec. 4, College Library staff recognize two deserving students with an “Excellence-in-Service” award. This year’s recipients, Rui Hao and Alex Orlov, exemplify the best in our students’ commitment to providing a positive experience for library patrons and staff.
Rui works in the Collection Management department where she handles circulation and staffing the library’s check-out desk. One of her nominators noted, “Whenever I am in charge of closing shifts on the weekend, I am always SO happy to see that Rui will be working with me for the evening. It feels like such a weight off my shoulders because I know that if anything comes up, I can count on Rui to work through the situation with me.” This semester Rui has taken on additional responsibilities as a project lead, creating a structure to help student assistants share more information about their skills and interests. When recounting this effort, a nomination letter described how, “every interaction was enhanced by her enthusiasm and positivity.”
Alex, on the other hand, is a lead worker in the library’s computer lab and has been “an integral member of the team since the day he started.” One of his nominators was impressed at the “welcoming and supportive environment he fosters” for both colleagues and patrons. Alison O., College Library’s overnight supervisor, expressed her appreciation of Alex for picking up “many sub shifts to ensure the CMC service desk is covered – including working overnight shifts at the drop of a hat” and extending “his hand to resolve tech troubles at the reference desk.”
College Library extends its sincere appreciation to all of the student assistants who staff the library and wish all of our graduating seniors the best in life beyond the library.