September 2009 Student of the Month


September 2009 Student of the Month

Our September Student of the Month is Paige, a Building Monitor in the Access Services Department. Paige is a senior from Whittemore, Iowa, majoring in Leisure, Youth, and Human Services. She plans to graduate in August 2010, with the ultimate goal of working for a nonprofit organization as a grant writer.

Paige started her library career here at the MultiService Desk in August of 2006. Since then she has become a do-it-all kind of employee in Access Services, valued for her initiative and work ethic, her knowledge of library policies and routines, and her pleasant manner with patrons and co-workers. In 2008 she was promoted to Building Monitor, the highest position a student employee can achieve.

Paige came to us because she enjoys working in libraries, having volunteered in high school at the Whittemore Public Library. When she came to UNI we tried to convince her to work for free for us, too, but, well, she doesn’t like it here that much.

When not working, studying, or attending class, she watches TV, hangs out with friends, and does “other typical college student stuff.” Hobbies include reading and knitting.

In the summer of 2008 Paige had quite an adventure, travelling to Japan with (appropriately enough) Camp Adventure, where she served as a camp counselor. That was an experience she’ll never forget.

Please join me in congratulating Paige as our September Student of the Month—a well-deserved honor!