Kristin is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for September 2014. She is originally from the small town of Runge, where the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of southern Texas. She moved to Waterloo four years ago, noting that the move meant she had to “learn everything about snow.” Kristin is an accounting major and says she enjoys working with numbers. She is currently a senior and plans to graduate in December 2014.
Kristin has been at the Rod Library for two years, working in Access Services. She started in the Mulitservice Center, worked at the Circulation Desk, and now is the student assistant in Interlibrary Loan. Her duties include processing requests that show up in ILLiad, which involves researching to see if we own the requested material, finding the material, scanning articles, and preparing outgoing items. Kristin’s Student-of-the-Month nominator wrote that due to staff absences this summer, for a time Kristin was by herself in ILL and Kristin “stepped up and processed both sides of ILL for several weeks on her own. No one even noticed that (anyone) was gone.” Kristin says she pursued a position in the library because she wanted to become more familiar with what the library had to offer, noting that the amount of information available can be intimidating at first. She says that her position in the library has been the best job she has had, adding that, “The staff is wonderful and I could not ask for better people to work with.”
Kristin says she doesn’t have much free time away from her job and studies, but when she does she likes taking walks with her dog, cooking, and crocheting. After graduation, she would like to find a job in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. Thanks for being a great employee, Kristin, and congratulations for being chosen September 2014 Rod Library Student of the Month.