The LLC is excited to have two temporary, part-time employees join our staff. Because of a budget freeze, we are currently unable to hire a new Electronics Resources Librarian. In order to maintain library services until the position is filled, some assistance was required.
Whitney Hensley started at the library on November 6th. She has been busy assisting the librarians with projects, including maintaining the periodicals, compiling statistics, maintaining catalog records, and planning for History Day.
Whitney graduated from Chadron State with a BA in History, minor in Museum Studies. She also studied photography for a year and a half in London. In her free time, she enjoys creating art, reading, and travelling, as evidenced by the fact that she’s been to three continents and 16 countries. The other members of the LLC are definitely a little jealous she took a road trip to a warmer climate over the Winter Break – a road trip to the South, with stops in St. Augustine, FL, Savannah, GA, and Athens, GA. She really enjoys going to art galleries, museums, and looking at architecture, so she always stops to explore these sites during her travels.
Nathaniel Doherty started December 5th. His primary duties have been working in the Richards Media Lab and compiling database usage statistics.
Nate is currently a graduate student in American Literature, pursuing his PhD from Stony Brook University. He has a Master’s in American Literature from University of Ireland, located in Dublin. When not working on his dissertation, he enjoys reading and playing games, particularly social and role playing games. He is enjoying exploring virtual worlds in the media lab. As an educator, he is very excited about the pedagogical potential of virtual reality.
FYI – the questions in the newsletter were tricks. Both Nate and Whitney studied across the pond, in Ireland and England, respectively. And, they’ve both been to three continents (Nate – North America, Europe, and Asia; Whitney – North America, Europe, and Africa).