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Student Appreciation Reception


    The University of Delaware Library thanked its over 200 library student assistants at the Student Appreciation Reception on Thursday, May 3, 2007. Since July 1, 2006 library student assistants have worked more than 42,000 hours, the equivalent of 22 full-time staff.  Library could not provide the level of services or hours of operation without student workers.  The reception provided an opportunity for Library staff to thank the student assistants who perform essential “front-line” services such as checking-out library and reserve materials; shelving new and returned books, journals, and newspapers; checking-in new journals, newspapers, and other periodicals; processing interlibrary loan requests; assisting library users with multimedia equipment and software; and many other information duties.

    The Library also recognized 44 graduating student assistants for their academic achievements.  The highlight of the reception was a display of books selected by the graduating library student assistants in which special bookplates with their name and year of graduation were inserted. The selected titles reflect the personal and academic interests of the alumni, as well as current events. Some of the books selected by members of the Class of 2007 included: The Notebooks of Robert Frost, edited by Robert Faggen; The Irish Times Book of the 1916 Rising, by Shane Hegarty and Fintan O’Toole; The Calculus Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Excel at Calculus, by Adrian Banner; and 100 Years of Magazine Covers, by Steve Taylor.

    Two special awards were presented.  Teresa Nevins received the 2007 Library Student Assistant Service Award for having worked more than 2,500 hours at the University of Delaware Library.   Maureen Cech received the 2007 UDLAPS (University of Delaware Library Assembly of Professional Staff) Library Student Assistant Scholarship for outstanding student service, commitment to librarianship, and leadership potential. The $750 scholarship will assist Ms. Cech in her graduate library education at University of Maryland, College Park.

                   Graduating Library Student Assistants pictured from left to right  (Back Row): Melissa Morris; Susannah Wittwer; Maureen Cech; Jennifer Abrams; Uriah Stock;                    Andrew Larason; Natalia Kieniewicz; Sarahanne Blake; Stephanie Black; James Matthew Hill; and Natasha Adnan.  (Front Row): Thomas Lynch II; Katherine Heaney;                    Dawn Cifone; Robin Bundy; Warren Robert Simmons; and Peter Hinckley.

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