Collin is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for November 2014. His hometown is Denver, Iowa, and he is a third-year junior majoring in Interactive Digital Studies.
Collin has worked at the Rod Library since May 2013. He currently splits his duties between the Reference & Instructional Services department as a reference assistant and the Library Information Technologies department as a media consultant. His reference assistant duties include staffing the Information Point desk, answering basic reference questions, and directing patrons to the equipment, service desks, and material they require. In his role as a media consultant, Collin helps manage the circulation of video and audio production equipment and provides assistance with questions regarding various computer applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud, in addition to helping patrons with general computer troubleshooting and support. He says one of his favorite duties is showing patrons how to use the production studio rooms and equipment. He adds that the one thing he doesn’t like is when the solution to a particular problem is out of his reach and he is unable to fix things for a patron. His Student-of-the-Month nominator cited Collin’s great attitude and cheerful disposition, and wrote, “Collin is always more than happy to help patrons and library staff with any of their needs.” Collin says he enjoys working in the Rod Library and fondly refers to his fellow student assistants at the Information Point as the “desk community.”
In his spare time, Collin is involved in BASIC, a campus ministry associated with Orchard Hill Church, and the Digital Collective club, which brings together students in the Interactive Digital Studies major to help create networking opportunities and to further develop technical skills. Thanks for being a great employee, Collin, and congratulations for being chosen November 2014 Rod Library Student of the Month.