Julia Opalinski, a photography major from Prairie du Chien, Wis., has been working for the Todd Wehr Memorial Library for the past six semesters, mainly in the archives and occasionally at the front desk. Julia enjoys the peaceful, but not boring atmosphere of the library, and said that the library is “a good place to relax with no distractions.”
Julia has had several memorable moments over her past three years at the library including chasing down numerous patrons who forget their items at the library, such as wallets or articles of clothing. Julia’s current favorite book is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Jonathan Hinck, collection management librarian at Viterbo, has worked many hours with Julia and said that she “has been a dedicated, hardworking and trustworthy student worker who I’ll be sorry to see leave when she graduates this May. She has played a big role in digitizing the university’s old Lumen newspaper collection, which everyone on campus can access through the archives web page, and I have counted on her to handle other important and complicated projects in the past as well.”
Another staff member at the library, Marilyn Adam, assistant serials librarian, commented saying “Julia’s friendly spirit and generous heart brighten the day when she comes into the office. She has an amazing depth and breadth of knowledge on many topics and is a gifted artist as well.”
After graduating from Viterbo, Julia hopes to get a job and pay off her student loans.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication; the library will miss you.
Guest post by Janelle Mathews