Eastern Kentucky University Libraries supports the excellent customer service enjoyed by our community through a robust student employee program. Our emphasis on student employee development has made selecting a winner for the Dick Mayo Allen Award for student employee excellence increasingly difficult. Due to the great number of hardworking students, the $250 Award, funded by the Friends of EKU Libraries, was presented to two students this year: Gabrielle Cook and Brandon Isaacs. Cook, a senior majoring in Secondary History Education, works in Special Collections and Archives and is described as “professional, devoted, dependable, and irrefutably irreplaceable” by her supervisor. Cook’s responsibilities are varied, and recently included helping process the Elmwood Estate’s Watts Collection. Isaacs, a senior majoring in Physics Education, is the Weekend Student Supervisor at the John Grant Crabbe Main Library’s Help Desk. Isaacs recently acquired additional responsibilities related to the 3D printer; his supervisor asserts Isaacs “should be commended for his flexibility and leadership in learning and teaching about our 3D printer.”
-From Between the Columns, fall 2015 edition
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