Aside from recognizing National Library Week, Rod Library is celebrating Student Employee Appreciation Week as well! To celebrate, we’d like to recognize just one of our many student employees who keep Rod Library running smoothly day in and day out.
C asey Brown is a junior biology and anthropology double major who has worked at Rod Library since her freshman year at UNI. During her first semester at UNI, Casey was hired as an assistant at the Library Services Desk. She still helps out at the Library Services Desk two years later and has also been promoted to building monitor.
Over the past three years, Casey’s favorite thing about working at Rod Library has been the relationships she’s built with her supervisors and coworkers. She says, “The supervisors are all cool, and I’ve gotten close to all of them. They’re very supportive and wonderful to work with.” Some of her favorite memories with her Rod Library coworkers are from their frequent trips to get sushi together.
Working at Rod Library has allowed Casey to develop many valuable skills such as customer service and leadership. Her position as building monitor has taught her to step up and take control of situations when needed. Additionally, Casey has learned many research skills that will benefit her while she is studying to become a trauma orthopedic surgeon. While working at the Library Services Desk, Casey has been able to refine her research skills through helping others find the resources they need and has been able to apply these skills to her own projects and papers.
Linda McLaury, access services coordinator, has worked closely with Casey throughout her time at Rod Library. She says, “Casey is an invaluable asset to our Library Services team. She is always willing to do whatever is asked of her and loves to tackle projects. She has proven to be a worthy assassin opponent, taking home the trophy and bragging rights this year. She is a force to be reckoned with.”
Looking back at her years as a Rod Library student employee, Casey says, “I’m thankful for being able to get this job. I got it pretty early, and I know that there’s a lot of people wanting to work at the library, and only a few get to work here. It’s been an honor, and it’s something that I’m going to miss after graduation.”
Thank you to Casey and all of the other Rod Library student employees for helping make Rod Library a great place for all UNI students. We appreciate you!