This week some of the library staff took some time out to pause and consider what we are thankful for:
Jennifer Dean, Dean of University Libraries and Instructional Technology: I am grateful to be here at Detroit Mercy and with everyone in Libraries/IDS.
Sara Armstrong, Associate Dean for Technical Services and Library Systems: I’m grateful for all the people I work with. Not only do we get awesome things done. You’re all fun to work with.
Marilyn Dow, Director of the Dental Library: I’m thankful to be able to assist students and contribute to their education and professional development.
Amy Keyzer, Assistant to the Dean: I’m grateful for the completion of our four new group study rooms! I’m happy to see students using them, even though the rooms still need a few finishing touches. I’m also thankful for the diversity of student organizations, and their presence in the library lobby. They enliven the space, enlighten the curious, and often entice the weak-willed with their baked goods and beverages for sale!
Sue Homant, Librarian:I am grateful for the four new group study rooms and for the new Dean of Libraries.
Jill Turner, Librarian: Family, friends and excellent work colleagues.
Karl Ericson, Librarian: I’m grateful for the opportunities that challenging times provide.
Julia Eisenstein, Librarian: I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with faculty and administrators who support the library and value the work of the librarians.
Pat Higo, Librarian: Having a new location for my desk where archive material is closer to work on.
Elizabeth Royal, Instructional Designer: I’m thankful for my really amazing co-workers up here at IDS and all of the people here at the library because they have been so welcoming! They’ve helped me learn a lot of new processes, given great feedback about the projects I’m working on, and helped me get adjusted to everything.
Nathan Blume, Instructional Designer: I’m thankful for the renovated Instructional Design Studio that provides comfortable space for creative collaborations. I am also thankful for the new Detroit Mercy McNichols gate that makes entry to the campus much easier.