Books selected by and honoring graduating library student assistants.

Library thanks students

University Library hosts reception in appreciation of library student assistants

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2:41 p.m., May 14, 2012--The University of Delaware Library thanked its many library student assistants at the Library Student Assistant Appreciation Reception on Thursday, April 26.

Since July 1, 2011, more than 170 library student assistants have worked more than 39,298 hours, the equivalent of 20 full-time staff. The University of Delaware Library could not provide the level of services or hours of operation without its student workers.

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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 34 graduating library student assistants for their academic achievements.

The highlight of the reception was a display of books selected by and honoring 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 2012 included Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, by Karen Blumenthal; A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1, by George R.R. Martin; and Vermeer: The Complete Paintings, by Walter Liedtke.

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