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National Library Workers Day

Today is National Library Workers Day! The following Galvin Library staff members were nominated for their exemplary service. Join us in thanking the Galvin Library staff for all that they do.

Claire Arnold

Claire is the Archives Assistant at the University Archives & Special Collections (UASC) Department. Included among the many things that Claire does for the archives is manage the unit's social media presence. Thanks to her, we now have expanded to Twitter and Instagram, reach an average of 300 people per week, and are followed by museums and archives from around the country. Claire's posts are creative, funny and engaging. IIT history is thoughtfully dispersed across the three channels, and posts are timed with awareness month campaigns and library Instagram challenges, like "#pagefrights" and "#WeekofROYGBIV" She mixes scans of archival material  with snapshots of day-to-day work, such as unboxing acquisitions and a trip to Graceland Cemetery, and captions all of it in that elusive "voice" which is usually hard to master. Under Claire, our social media presence can be counted as one of the unit's early digital initiatives, one that helps UASC feel like a living, vibrant presence on campus. Thank you Claire, for all of the work that you do

Erma Thomas

Erma is the Technical Services Supervisor at Galvin Library. She juggles many projects in our Technical Services Department and is a joy to work with. Erma is behind the scenes in the library making sure you can discover and use library resources. Thank you, Erma, for all that you do!


Ramir works at the circulation desk and is an excellent student worker who lessens the load of other staff by performing his job in exemplary way. Ramir is efficient and follows library policies in his day to day duties. Thank you, Ramir, for all that you do!


Andrea does such a great job as a student worker at the library's circulation desk. She is observant and quick at the desk and always gives excellent customer service to all patrons of the library.Thank you, Andrea, for all that you do!