By Deirdre Clifford ’16
Pictured L-R: Christopher David Bruno ’16, Elise VanValkenurg ’16, Courtney Grey ’16, Kenneth Gillpatrick ’16, and Erin Cook ’16
The library wants to recognize the seniors who have worked tirelessly at the library for their four years at Stonehill. These students have worked hard at the library assisting the MacPhaidin Library for their whole Stonehill career. They have all improved the workings of the library in their own ways and Stonehill is sad to be saying goodbye to their work!
Christopher David Bruno ’16, Erin Cook ’16, Kenneth Gillpatrick ’16, Courtney Grey ’16, and Elise Van Valkenburg ’16 were asked to complete a survey describing some of the aspects of working at the library. There was consensus on many of the questions answered; for example, every student’s favorite part of the library included the people with in it. All answers revolved around the wonderful staff, peer workers at the library, the patrons of the library, and helping those visiting. Interpersonal relations and interactions within the library is a clear selling point of the job and the friendly attitudes that each of these students possess is a obvious indicator of this fact.
Other questions received an array of answers. Each student has a different favored spot within the library as well as a different favorite treat from Ace’s place. Our circulation desk workers are experts on the inner workings of the library and the diversity of these answers shows how the library can benefit anyone’s preferences!
One of the last questions asked on the survey was, “What is the most surprising thing you learned about the library while working here?” Each student’s answer was so interesting it is worth sharing with all Stonehill students.
Erin Cook ’16: “How impressive our collection of books, records, journals, etc. is!
Kenneth Gillpatrick ’16: “The huge movie selection that we have. There are some really good ones in the stacks if you take the time to look.”
Courtney Grey ’16: “That every Ares [electronic reserve] has to be scanned and some books are very hard to scan depending on their size.”
Elise Van Valkenburg ’16: “The Book of Kells has to be turned every day”
Christopher David Bruno ’16: “Contrary to popular belief…librarians aren’t as mean as their reputation suggests”
These students have changed the library for the better and in the process developed a deep understanding of the library and Stonehill itself. They will be greatly missed!