Celebrating National Library Workers’ Day with Student Workers!

This week is National Library Week! As part of the celebration, Tuesday, April 16 is National Library Workers’ Day. Van Wylen would like to thank its many student employees for all the hard work they put in. Students work in several different departments at the library, including circulation, reserves, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and reference, and they are an integral part of making the library run smoothly!

To celebrate National Library Workers’ Day, we’re featuring three quick interviews with library student workers.


Name: Karina Winkelman
Year: Freshman
Years Worked at the Library: 1
Department: Media Services

What do you like best about working at the library?
I love being knowledgeable about the services we offer. Even when I’m not at work, I’m often able to help friends and classmates with information about services. A lot of people are unaware about what the library can do for them!

Name: Lindsay Timmerman
Year: Sophomore
Years Worked at the Library: 1
Department: Reference Desk

What do you like best about working at the library?
The librarians are really friendly and like to chat with you while you’re working, especially at the reference desk. It’s also a very low stress job!


Name: Daniel DeVinney
Year: Junior
Years Worked at the Library: 2 and a half
Department: Circulation

What do you like best about working at the library?
At the circulation desk, it’s really social. Lots of different people come in and stop by to chat. It’s also not very demanding, and a friendly place to work.

Take some time on Tuesday to thank your favorite library employees!

–Madalyn Muncy, Library Student Blogger

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