Thank you to our Class of 2020 Library Student Workers!

Our student workers breathe life into the Library. They help provide many services- some visible and many behind the scenes. They staff the building until midnight, pull stats, label books for the shelves, market services and resources during orientations, use their talents like Excel wizardry, graphic design, customer service, and so on and so on. Each department in the Library relies on these unique individual's hard work and dedication: Archives, Cataloging, Circulation, Collection Development, and Research & Instruction. The following students will be missed and we congratulate them for completing their degrees! Their supervisors and colleagues shared a few words about each of the accomplished scholars:

  • Rathin Kumar Agarwal, M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering "No more shifting book stacks for this shining star! Rathin is always ready to roll up his sleeves and dive into whatever job is in need of action. Congratulations, Rathin, with your kind thoughtful nature, your obvious intelligence, and your amazing work ethic you have a brilliant future awaiting you."
  • Mary Conlon, Finance "Mary began working with the Collection Development team for licensed resources in the summer of 2017. We had embarked on a very ambition print journal and microform weeding project and Mary’s help was immeasurably valuable. We could always count on her to follow directions and perform tasks as directed. Mary stayed on with us for the remainder of her tenure at Fairfield – she could always be counted on to handle receiving, processing and shelving our daily newspapers and print journals as well as any number of one-time projects we tossed her way.  We are so very happy for her but she will be sorely missed."
  • Emily Madden, M.S. Accounting "Emily has been a dream to work with! It has been such a pleasure watching her since her undergrad years, develop into a confident young woman. Her desire to work, attention to detail and sweet personality has always been something we have appreciated."
  • Emily Merz, Marketing "Searching the stacks, assisting patrons, anticipating needs at the Library Services & Information Desk you are a proven champion! Your many talents and your genuine nature will take you far and we are proud to have shared these college years with you. Emily, you will be missed by staff and patrons alike."
  • Caitlin Oberempt, Biology "Hooray!  No more stack searches and shelf shifting for you. You have been a supportive and loyal team member. We wish you great successes throughout your future."
  • Emma Rauth, Marketing "Emma did marketing and outreach work for the Research & Instruction department, and used her Excel skills to help with assessment work for the past four years. She could be counted on to represent the Library at info fairs, tours, and orientations, put together creative displays and activities, post engaging social media content, and we relied on her during finals week to help run de-stress events. We will miss her positivity and creativity!
  • Octa Thaib, Accounting "No more Inclement Weather calls! One who strives for excellence, Octa meets all challenges with great enthusiasm has a most promising future. We will truly miss you although we recognize you will find much success on multiple levels."
  • Ana Tiul, Mathematics "Ever graciously poised, possessing skill sets that made her an invaluable member of our library team.  Intelligent, thoughtful, and gifted Ana will find the world is her oyster."
  • Cara Walsh, Nursing "Your delightfully warm personality and the confidence you exude easily made your library colleagues and our library patrons confident in your skills to meet any requests to come your way.  Certainly, you will carry this into your career as a much needed and greatly appreciated NURSE."

We are so proud of each of you! We hope you will come back to visit us as soon as you can. You know where to find us! : )