From Beth Kattelman: Mike Vanecko helped me pick up a collection from an important TRI donor at a time when none of his work-pool students were available. As soon as he heard what we needed he immediately volunteered to help. He drove the van and helped me load and unload boxes. It made my life a lot easier and also helped support good donor relations. Thanks so much, Mike!
From Caitlin McGurk: Amy Chalmers did an incredible job organizing and promoting our 40th Anniversary Celebration on May 1st, 2017. We are so lucky to have someone as creatively inclined as Amy, and she put her talents to work by hand-making masks and a frame for our “photo booth”, ordering and making decorations, and choosing, assembling, and teaching us all how to use the new BICLM button maker. Amy’s promotion of the event (on social media and beyond) directly resulted in us having over 200 attendees. The event would have had much less flair without her efforts!
From Karen Glenn: Jeff Thomas assisted in SCDA’s metadata migration project at University Archives by helping relabel University Archives containers in the STX with new locations, a process that took several months. Jeff identified location and collection metadata discrepancies in the shelf list and inconsistent metadata on the physical containers during the labeling process, taking responsibility for each incorrect container removed from the STX and insuring it ended up back in an accurate location once corrected. Jeff also led in creating new shelving configurations for rolled items, which required both physical labor and technical analysis of different storage options in the depository. Thanks to all of this additional help from Jeff, Archives has more quickly transitioned to a new location coordinate system, solved otherwise unknown metadata discrepancies on the shelf list, and created more efficient, safe storage for rolled items that were previously difficult to store. Thanks for the help, Jeff!
From Mason Kamolpechara: Michael Martin and Wendy Medvetz are the people I bother the most with my constant questions and mistakes while creating my orders, but they have been nothing but kind, gracious, and patient while I adjust to my new job. I just wanted to say thank you for helping me along the way.
From Jenny Robb: Special thanks to Brent Lewis for all his help with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s 40th Anniversary event on Monday, May 1. Brent stepped in to provide gallery security for us when no security students were available to work during exams. He also managed an urgent situation with one of our attendees quickly and professionally. We were very glad he was on site and stepped in immediately to help.
From John Dewees: I would like to thank Autumn Clipner, Orie Bolin, and Emily Smock for being such a tremendous help during the end of semester crunch in helping me process materials coming off reserve and paging materials from the stacks to go on reserve. Thanks so much!