Senior Spotlights 010

Janelle Mathews is a senior English Literature major from Boscobel, Wis., and has been working at the Todd Wehr Memorial Library for three years. Janelle has minors in both Spanish and Environmental Studies. In her free time, she likes to do anything related to tennis and likes to read historical fiction books. After she graduates, Janelle hopes to go into the work force. She has already applied and interviewed for multiple jobs.

When asked about a memorable moment at the library, Janelle explained that she missed a moment that is memorable to a lot of the library staff. “The one day I was gone in the summer was the day it down poured,” she said, referring to the day that the library flooded in the summer of 2010. “I was at the dentist.”

“Janelle is our most experienced senior and we will definitely miss her competent, friendly service at the front desk. She always goes above and beyond to provide patrons with an excellent library experience,” said Liz Bass, one of Janelle’s supervisors. “With all of her many activities, she has remained committed to her work at the library and we are grateful for her dedication,” Bass added. “We can’t wait to see what her post-graduation adventures will be – wherever she goes and whatever she does I’m confident that she will excel and find much success.”

Janelle said what she most likes about working at the library is “how laid back and relaxed it is” as well as the staff. She also likes getting the chance to see what new books come into the library. Her favorite author is Philippa Gregory, who writes historical fiction books.

Thank you, Janelle, for all of your work in the library!

Guest post by Kimberley Wroblewski