May 3, 2011----The University of Delaware Library thanked its many library student assistants at the Library Student Assistant Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
Since July 1, 2010, over 183 library student assistants have worked more than 37,053 hours, the equivalent of 19 full-time staff. The Library could not provide the level of services or hours of operation without its student workers.
Ami Gautam Patel, Class of 2011 and Valerie Jones, library assistant of the Instructional Media Collection Department.
The reception provided an opportunity for Library staff to thank the student assistants who performed 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 many other information-related duties.
The Library also recognized 46 graduating library student assistants for their academic achievements. The highlight of the reception was a display of books selected by the graduating library student assistants from current library acquisitions in which special bookplates with their name and year of graduation were inserted. The selected titles reflected the personal and academic interests of each of the graduating library student assistants, as well as current events. The books selected by members of the Class of 2011 ranged from: Frida Kahlo: Face to Face, by Judy Chicago; The 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia, edited by Walter G. Ellison; The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It, edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean.
Ami Gautam Patel, Class of 2011, of Newark, Delaware received the 2011 Library Student Assistant Service Award for outstanding service at the University of Delaware Library. Ami has worked in the Instructional Media Collection Department since June 2008. Her primary responsibility is to assist faculty, staff and students to identify and view media materials.
Pictured from left to right (front row) are graduating library student assistants: Shannon Tomanovich, Victoria Combs, Ashley Hlebinsky, Lia de Affonseca, Theresa Brock,Britain Hookham, Ashley Kinsley,
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