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Samantha Keyser is a Liberal Studies Major with an emphasis in English and Spanish and a minor in History. She is from Ferryville, Wis., and is graduating this May. After graduation, Samantha plans to work in Madison.

Samantha has only been working at the library a short time- 2 semesters -but she has enjoyed the experience. “I like the people that I work with,” Samantha explained, talking about the friendly library staff. “I like that I can keep busy with work here” Samantha added, saying that there are always projects to work on and patrons to help.

Samantha’s favorite project was a book display project. For the project, she brainstormed themes for each month and found books to match the themes. She put up book displays in the library on various themes such as Women’s History Month and Social Work Month.

“Sam was new to the library this year, and we wish she had found us sooner,” said Liz Bass, one of Samantha’s supervisors. “She caught on quickly at the beginning of the year and in no time at all I could leave the front desk in her capable hands. Her calm presence and willingness to work on many different projects have made her a perfect fit for the library,” Bass added. “We’ll be sad to see her go, but certainly appreciate the fine work she has done this year.”

In her free time, Samantha likes to read and spend time outdoors doing activities such as hiking and horseback riding. She said that she likes to read a variety of books. One of her favorites is Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

Thank you, Samantha, for helping out the library!

Guest post by by Kimberley Wroblewski