March 2011 Student of the Month

Andrea

Our Student of the Month for March is Andrea, a Building Monitor in the Access Services Department. Andrea is a senior at UNI, with a double major in Russian and anthropology. She has worked in the library for two years, doing everything a student can do in ASD: shelving, Photocopy, Reserve, Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Building Monitor. She's also taken the lead in our shifting projects, and has even assembled and disassembled furniture for us. More impressively, Andrea is one of those rare students who likes to shelve books...

Having lived in several different towns in Benton County over the years, Andrea now calls Cedar Falls home. Last year she traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of a student exchange program. She has many wonderful stories and pictures of that historic city.

She came to work for us because she likes books and libraries. In fact, she calls libraries her "happy places." When asked what she does in her free time, Andrea quipped, "What's that?" but then said she enjoys reading, writing (she's working on a YA novel!), going for walks and, of course, hanging out at the Cedar Falls Public Library. After graduation next year, she plans to go to graduate school to study health based on food and culture in Russia. Her future plans are somewhat in flux, but she hopes to get a job that makes use of her Russian and anthropology majors, perhaps in the academic field.

Congratulations to Andrea, our March Student of the Month!

by Dave Hoing