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Student Employee Spotlights 2020

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NDSU Libraries have close to 40 dedicated student employees that are vital to keeping operations running smoothly. Their friendly faces help make the Main Library and its branches enjoyable spaces with valuable services that fellow students, staff and the community appreciate. We would like to highlight the graduates of this school year, along with those moving on to pursue other goals. They are all appreciated, and the staff thanks them for their hard work and commitment to NDSU Libraries!

Our special congratulations go out to all the Spring 2020 graduates for overcoming unforeseen challenges, remaining focused, and finishing strong.

 

Anderson Nagasaki

Hometown: Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

Major: MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Graduation Date: May 2020

Position at NDSU Libraries: Student Assistant – Downtown branches

Book I would recommend: The Alchemist

Favorite Quote: “Everything will happen at the right time.”

What would people be surprised to know about you? People are always surprised when I tell them I’m from Brazil, born and raised. My grandparents (both sides) are from Japan.

What advice do you have for incoming students? My advice is to have fun, be involved on campus, meet people!

What’s one skill you learned while working at the Library that will help you in your career? Definitely communication and problem-solving.

 

Would you rather be a master at every musical instrument or fluent in every language in the world? Fluent in every language in the world, no doubt. How awesome would that be? Plus, I love traveling and getting to know new cultures.

 

Danielle Sherrard

Hometown: Aberdeen, South Dakota

Major: Public History and Anthropology

Graduation Date: December 2019

Position at NDSU Libraries: Student Assistant – Archives

What is your plan after graduation? My goal is to stay in Fargo and work in a museum, library, or archive setting while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Library Science.

What’s your favorite memory from NDSU Libraries? Processing the Jane Skjei Papers! I learned so much about an incredible community of women in Fargo dedicated to women’s rights in the 1970s and 1980s. I got to meet with Ms. Skjei over coffee to ask questions about the grassroots women’s rights movement. It was the most rewarding experience and helped to direct my long-term research goals.

What's your favorite spot on campus and why? My favorite spot on campus is the 4th floor of the Family Life Center. I highly recommend walking through the hallway at least once each semester to see the new exhibits from the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection.

 

Emily Arend

Hometown: Forman, ND

Major: Veterinary Technology

Graduation Date: December 2019

Position at NDSU Libraries: Student Assistant – Access Services 

Book I would recommend: Goosebumps: Beware, the Snowman

Favorite Quote: "You couldn’t handle my undivided attention.” – Dwight Scrute

What is a cause you're passionate about? Animal rescue and volunteering at/supporting local animal shelters.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am an avid believer in Bigfoot and most other cryptids. Also, a lover of the little-known cryptid; The Loveland Frogman.

What's your favorite spot on campus and why? I love the free-roam cat rooms located in Robinson Hall that Veterinary Technology students are able to spend time in. I love them because it allows me to interact with local shelter cats that are being given medical care on campus, helping them come out of their shells and become more comfortable.

 

What one invention would you uninvent and why? Alcohol. It is harmful and its abuse is overly normalized. The only alcohol I allow near me is isopropyl.

 

Emma Mueller

Hometown: Shakopee, MN

Major: English

Graduation Date: December 2021

Position at NDSU Libraries: Student Assistant – Resource Acquisition, Management & Discovery

Book I would recommend: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Favorite Quote: “The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us.” – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

What advice do you have for incoming students? Get involved on campus. Whether it be through an organization, the Volunteer Network, or a work-study, make connections and build relationships!

What’s your favorite memory from NDSU Libraries? I love always having a place to go and friendly faces to see. Working at the Libraries adds variety to my day, and I like being able to put school aside and focus on a specific task for a bit.

What is a cause you're passionate about? I am transitioning into the position of President at Campus Attractions. I have become very passionate about students being active in the NDSU community and hope to make a positive impact and keep students coming back to our events!

 

If you could have one song play every time you entered a room what would it be? Good as Hell by Lizzo

 

Kayla Coenen  

Hometown: Warwick, ND

Major: English & Women and Gender Studies

Graduation Date: May 2020

Position at NDSU Libraries: Student Assistant – Access Services 

Book I would recommend: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Favorite Quote: “If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.” – Emma Goldman

What is your plan after graduation? After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school for English here at NDSU in the fall of 2020. I’ll also hopefully be one of the first students working on earning my graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies here at NDSU.

What’s one skill you learned while working at the Library that will help you in your career? Honestly, the Library has helped enhance my time-management and prioritization skills immensely. After working here, I feel pretty confident in my ability to properly manage my time and tasks as efficiently as possible.

How does your degree fit into your life’s plans? I’m double majoring in English and Women and Gender Studies. As of right now, my plan is to earn my master’s in English and then go on to my doctorate, likely in Literature. I hope to be a professor one day, so I can teach students on a higher level about the topics I’m passionate about and interested in. If that doesn’t happen, I’d also be thrilled to work in a non-profit focused on helping women or LGBTQ+ people.

 

If you could have one song play every time you entered a room what would it be, and why? “All Star” by Smash Mouth. Not because I love the song, I just think it would drive everyone else crazy and I think that’s beautiful.

 

Roxanne Rindy

Hometown: Portland, ND

Major: Nursing

Graduation Date: December 2019

Position at NDSU Libraries: Student Assistant – Access Services 

Book I would recommend: Arundel by Kenneth Roberts

Favorite Quote: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A Milne

What are three words that would best describe you? Optimistic, kind, determined  

What makes NDSU Libraries special? The staff makes the NDSU Library a special place! Each staff member has been so kind and welcoming, which has made working at the library an excellent experience.

What is your plan after graduation? Working on the General Surgery Unit at Essentia.

 

What is a saying or expression that you probably say too much? Uff-da :)

 

Taylor Veire

Hometown: Ivanhoe, Minnesota

Major: Business Administration

Graduation Date: May 2020

Position at NDSU Libraries: Student Assistant – Downtown branches

Book I would recommend: I have so many!! But probably Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Quote: “Stuff your eyes with wonder. Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

What do you like to do in your free time? I love to read (of course), write fiction, watch movies and Netflix, spead time with family and friends, bake, hang out with my cats and dog, and listen to music.

What's your favorite spot on campus and why? My favorite spot at NDSU is the architecture library. It’s on the top floor with rows of windows so there is a ton of natural light. It’s always peaceful and I’ve spent so much time there that it’s easily become my favorite spot.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Use your resources and find a spot on campus to study. The library has so many databases with reliable information to improve your research. Don’t be afraid to ask a staff member for help on how to navigate them. I would also suggest to find a spot on campus to study. I tend to be more productive when I’m at the library, so find a spot (in the libraries or another building) and go there to do your homework or study. You’ll get a lot more done.

 

What is your favorite smell? Old books or Eucalyptus and Mint.

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