Andrew Olson of Mocksville and Grace Overby of Eden are the library’s outstanding student assistants for 2015-16. They are among 32 students who have worked in part-time positions this year, assisting in all facets of library operations, from shelving books to recording data to creating displays.
Olson, a marketing and management major, has worked at the library for four years. He plans to start his career as soon as he graduates and is currently applying for positions all across the country. He wants to become a business manager. Overby, a nursing major, has been a student assistant for three years. After graduation, Overby hopes to work as a trauma/ intensive care unit nurse. After gaining work experience, she wants to apply to graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. Both students will graduate in May.
“We rely heavily on student workers to help keep the library in order, and without their help, would not be able to provide the services we do,” said Shirley Finegan, the Circulation Department’s student worker supervisor. “Andrew and Grace have performed extra tasks beyond their normal duties and given recommendations that streamlined the work of others. They have the work ethic that every employer loves to see. To find these qualities in our student employees who are also involved in their own courses of study is truly rewarding.”