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Friday, July 19, 2019

Welcome Daria Orlowska

Please help us welcome our new Data Librarian to University Libraries.

Before coming to Western Michigan, Daria earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and began coordinating human subject research at Rush University Medical Center. 

 After a brief stint working reference, she decided to combine her research management experience with the service aspect of librarianship by attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked as a graduate assistant at the Research Data Service. Daria is looking forward to assessing data needs on campus and developing services to better support the research community.

In her free time, Daria enjoys bird watching, trying out different art techniques, and incorporating new recipes into her baking repertoire.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Service Desk temporarily relocating during construction

The service desk in Waldo Library will be relocated due to construction from the First Floor Project. All services will continue to be available from temporary spaces in Waldo Library.

Library service staff will be available at an information desk near the entrance on the first floor to provide directions, answer questions, and check out materials. Additional staff will be available on the second floor to help patrons with their library needs. The second-floor bridge to Computing Services Lab will also be available for entry and assistance Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.
The temporary relocation is expected to last up to three weeks. The target schedule is to re-open the service desk on the first floor early August. 

We look forward to re-opening our service desk very soon. Thank you for your patience while we refresh Waldo Library.

Services Desk services have moved for construction for most of July.

User Services staff will be in Waldo Lobby to help get you to the
services you need.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Welcome Luke Conklin

Please help us welcome our new User Services Coordinator to the Waldo Service Desk.
Luke brings a wealth of higher education and customer service experience, along with a rich background in education and creative artistic performance. 

A native of central New York, He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, a Master of Arts from The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in chant and ritual song, a Master of Music in historical performance (oboe) from The Juilliard School, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in historical performance from Case Western Reserve University. He has performed on dozens of instruments ranging from modern and historical oboes to Medieval and Celtic harps.