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Student Employee Receives Thomas Flack Award
14-Nov-2012 Newsletter article

For the second year in a row, student employee Bryan Mock has received the Thomas Flack award. Students applying for the award must work in the Library's LCC (Learning Connections Center), have at least a 3.0 GPA, and submit an essay describing how working in the LCC contributes to his/her learning experience. In winning the award, Bryan will receive an additional 10% in his hourly rate of pay during the academic year.

Bryan, a senior in Architecture worked briefly in the LCC in fall 2007, and returned in August 2011 after having worked for several months in the stacks management unit of the Library.

When asked about the award, Bryan stated, "It's nice that someone in the community recognizes and values the student support staff in the library. It's an important position for students at ISU and for me personally." Bryan also said working in the LCC has helped him hone his own research skills, helping him to be more successful in his program of study.

Deb Moore, the LCC students' supervisor, comments: "Our student employees are our frontline when it comes to assisting users with computers, software, printers, and duplication hardware in the LCC. We also count on them to report problems they cannot resolve to the Library IT department. Bryan excels in both areas, and he can communicate without the 'tech-talk' when necessary, so he is especially successful in helping our users."

Congratulations, Bryan!

Bryan Mock 

Iowa State University

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