The last few weeks have been very busy; my project has finally gotten underway! It features several students, and it has been a lot of fun getting them together to take these photos that will be used to promote Reference Desk services. The philosophy is that other students will see these pictures and since it features people they know it will entice them to stop and read the posters or web banners. Hopefully these will be up and around the library the week before finals and students will utilize the Reference Desk more.
Aside from this project, I have been working with others to set up the Stress Relief Table that will be around during finals week, as well as the Final Study Break, which is when we have an ice cream bar out as well as activities! This year it will be on May 5, so it will be Cinco De Mayo themed. We have a lot of great activities planned. It’s been a really great experience to help with these projects that do help out students during such a stressful time of the year.
Otherwise, my senior year is winding down and I only have 4 shifts left on the Reference Desk, which is crazy! I don’t know how the semester went so fast; it’s strange because things that never seemed all that special are now these moments that need to be cherished. I can’t even begin to describe how much I learned through this internship and how much of an effect it has had on me, so much so that I am going to be pursuing a career in this field after graduation.