Lily Grosso (left) accepts the 2014 Library Student Assistant Service Award from Valerie Jones.

Library thanks students

University of Delaware Library honors student assistants at appreciation reception

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11:30 a.m., May 9, 2014--The University of Delaware Library thanked its many library student assistants at the Library Student Assistant Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, May 6.

Since July 1, 2013, over 120 library student assistants have worked more than 18,600 hours, the equivalent of 9.5 full-time staff. The University of Delaware Library could not provide the level of services or hours of operation without its student workers, a representative said.

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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; providing assistance to users at a service desk and many other information-related duties. 

The library also recognized 37 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. The books were selected from recent library acquisitions and had special bookplates noting the student’s name and year of graduation. 

The selected titles reflected the personal and academic interests of each of the graduating library student assistants as well as current events. 

The examples of books selected by members of the Class of 2014 include: The Neuroscience of Human Relationships by Louis J. Cozolino; Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World by Mohammad Gharipour and Irvin Cemil Schick; Wearable Prints by Susan W. Greene; Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathmatics by Tony Cotton; and The Social Lives of Forests by Susannna B. Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison and Christine Padoch. 

The University of Delaware Library was represented by M. Dina Giambi, associate university librarian for Technical Services and Resource Management. 

Valerie Jones, library assistant III, Film and Video Collection Department, presented Lily Grosso with the 2014 Library Student Assistant Service Award, which was given in appreciation for her extensive length of service. 

The library also recognized in the printed program the following student assistants for their extensive service records: Ian Grohol, Chloe May Marine, Stephanie Mortimer, Benjamin Patterson and Stella Sudekum.

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