Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ball State University Libraries' Student Assistants Recognized for Academic Achievements and Service to the Libraries

In 1995, the Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library established awards to recognize student assistants who have made significant achievements both in academics and in their work at the University Libraries.

Applicants are required to have at least a 3.0 grade point average, to have worked in the University Libraries for at least three semesters, and to be currently employed by the University Libraries.

This year, three outstanding students have been selected to receive Student Recognition Awards from the Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library.

Amanda B. Ashton has worked in the Science-Health Science Library since February, 2005. Her supervisor says that Amanda demonstrates “… adaptability, willingness to work, and the initiative to learn the policies and procedures needed to do her job as well as communicating ideas to improve services.” Amanda is a senior majoring in Chemistry with a 3.061 grade point average.

Holli R. Botset has been a student assistant in the Educational Resources Center since January, 2005. Her supervisor says that Holli exhibits a professional work ethic and sets a good example for her co-workers. Holli is a senior majoring in Special Education and maintains a 3.222 grade point average.

Stacy L. Sowder began working at Bracken’s Main Circulation desk in June, 2005. Her supervisor describes Stacy as “… friendly and approachable … extremely reliable, works well with library patrons and with co-workers.” Stacy is a senior majoring in Telecommunications with a 3.105 grade point average.

The Friends’ Board of Governors will honor these students at the upcoming Friends’ annual dinner on March 28, 2007, held at the Ball State Alumni Center. Each will receive a certificate and check for $100.

For more information or to join the Friends, contact John B. Straw, Executive Secretary for the Friends of the Alexander M. Bracken Library and Ball State University Libraries’ Director for Archives and Special Collections Research Center,, (765) 285-5078.

This newsletter article first appeared in The Library Insider 5(3): 12; March 2007.

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