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Meet the Staff: Alumni Edition starring Becca, Stephanie, and Hillary!

This very special Spring Break edition of Meet the Staff stars three of our most recent Help Deskers who have since gone on to full-time employment!  We miss them dearly, and hope that they will remember to come back and visit 🙂 BECCA Becca is a Moline native who has been everywhere from Champaign to South read more »

Meet the Staff: Spring 2015 Edition – Stefanie!

And now, our latest new hire at the Help Desk—Stefanie! Stefanie joined us this January and rounds out the new crew of GAs. Her concentration within GSLIS is still undecided as of yet, but she has plenty of interesting classes and conversations in her future to help her decide! Her favorite item to borrow from read more »

Meet the Staff: Spring 2015 Edition – Michelle!

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s Meet the Staff member is one of our new fall hires, Michelle Parker! Michelle’s concentration within GSLIS is academic librarianship with some data analysis on the side. Moving here from Seattle, Washington, Michelle is learning to love the cold and is having lots of Midwestern adventures. Her favorite item to borrow read more »

Meet the Staff: Spring 2015 Edition – Troy!

And now to chat about a Help Desk veteran, Mr. Troy Babbs! Troy has been working at the GSLIS Help Desk since January of 2014, and is currently in between completing his Data Curation specialization and likely continuing with his SODA (sociotechnical data analytics – yet another acronym in library school!). “Stay tuned!” he says. read more »

Meet the Staff: Spring 2015 Edition – Jen!

Today is everyone’s lucky day because I am actually going to do a few blog posts! So, hold onto your hats, and give a solid show of appreciation for Jen! Jen grew up in Champaign and went away for school, first to ISU and then to Brooklyn College. She worked for a while in a read more »

Meet the Staff: Spring 2015 Edition – Max!

Good morning GSLIS! I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been a busy lady TA-ing classes, and I haven’t had a chance to update y’all on the new GAs that we’ve added to our fleet! Thanks for bearing with me, a very happy 2015 (yes, I know it’s March), and a happy LEEP weekend read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Brynnen!

Good morning, Champaign, Urbana, and all other locations! Hope that all y’all had nice fall breaks (or at least as much of a break as you could muster) and that everyone is feeling on top of their game as we enter the month of December! Today’s very special Meet the Staff features none other than read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Laura G.!

Happy Thanksgiving holiday break everyone!  I hope you are all catching up on sleep, projects, and relaxation time too!  Today’s  Meet the Staff honoree is Laura G. Cruz, our fabulous Help Desker from Miami who specializes in what she likes to call “a little bit of everything.”  Laura joined the Help Desk and Office of read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Neil!

Two inches of snow means…two Meet the Staff posts! Part two of this deluxe snowy deal stars Neil Thackeray, Systems staff member extraordinaire who specializes in Linux, Windows, and OSX operating systems and spends his days at GSLIS developing system applications in C#, C++, Python, Perl and other languages. When asked about his favorite item read more »

Meet the Staff: Fall 2014 Edition – Berenice!

Good morning Champaign-Urbana! How are we doing in all of this snow? Two inches last night, and more flurries in the forecast? I think winter is officially here! Today’s edition of Meet the Staff features the lovely Berenice Vargas, whom we cannot blame for the cold weather because she actually just got back from a read more »