February 2007 Student of the Month


feb2007mark.jpgThe student assistant honored for the month of February is Mark. He has worked in the library since fall semester 2005 in the Reference & Instructional Services Department. His job includes helping library users with their research, shelving and shifting books, and other tasks as assigned. He recently took on the responsibility of monitoring the shelving of the Documents and Maps materials. He was given this responsibility due to his willingness to take on new tasks, his ability to pay attention to detail, and his understanding of the SuDocs numbering system.

Mark is a Psychology major from Traer, and is a Presidential Scholar. He says that one of his favorite benefits of the being a Presidential Scholar (besides the scholarship itself) is that the due date on his library books is at the end of the semester, so he doesn’t have to renew them after three weeks. A great benefit!

Mark will graduate from UNI in May 2007. Some time soon after that, he and his fiancée Sarah will be married. Sarah is also a UNI student graduating in May. Mark proposed to Sarah in a chilly but beautiful location in February 2007.

After graduation Mark is considering doing more undergraduate work, this time in Biology. After that he may go to graduate school for an advanced degree in Biology. He enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, climbing, and kayaking. He is currently considering universities in the western U.S. that are located near areas with a lot of outdoor recreational opportunities.

The things Mark enjoys most about his job are the great people who work here, and the satisfaction of seeing a perfectly aligned shelf of books. Well, Mark, you’ve come to the right place to help us with both of those things! Congratulations on your selection as Student Assistant of the Month!