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Student-Led Library Beautification Project

| April 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

Kenzie Threlkeld (Freshman, English) developed and led a project to beautify the back garden of the library for her final project in Prof. Ted Garner’s BA223 Principles of Leadership class. Kenzie, who is also a work-study student at the library, thought of beautifying the library garden as a way to make a lasting impact on campus. With the help of freshmen Nancy Benitez and Ashton Mosteller and librarian Linda Kern, Kenzie worked throughout the week weeding, raking, and planting to create a lovely view for patrons studying by the window. When asked how this project helped her learn about leadership, Kenzie stated, “I think an important part of leading is being willing to work beside those that follow you.” We appreciate Kenzie taking the time and initiative to organize and carry out such an expansive project during final exams week. Great work!

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New Leisure Books

| April 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

If you’re feeling a little exhausted from final exams, check out our new books for leisure reading. Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon by Yvonne M. Ward Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore     It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd      Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore             HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes The Night Guest: A Novel by Fiona McFarlane                       The Bear: A Novel by Claire Cameron In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman  

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Student-Employee Spotlight: Hannah Scheel

| April 17th, 2014 | Comments Off

Our student-employees are an integral part of our library staff. You may see their smiling faces at the front desk handling customer service, but our student-employees also help with major projects, process our materials, create displays, and work to make the library a welcoming and useful place. We’d be lost without them! In our Student-Employee Spotlight series we aim to introduce you to the student-employees of the Brenau Trustee Library. They’re a bright and talented bunch and are eager to help our library users! Your Name: _Hannah Scheel______________________________________________ Class: _Senior (2014)_______________ Major/Minor: _Early Childhood Education____________________________________ Hometown: _Jefferson, GA________________________________________________ How long have you worked at the library? –This is my 3rd year working at the library. Can you tell me a little about what you do at the Brenau Trustee Library? –I am a level 3 employee and I work with Amanda Roper on ILL (InterLibrary Loan). I also do various

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