This semester the AUS library is pleased to recognize two graduating library student assistants who have worked tirelessly in support of the Circulation, Information Commons and Technical Services departments: Syeda Humna Naqvi and Sali Elagab. These students have worked at least 4 semesters with us, and in recognition of their long-standing service to the library, are now honored recipients of the AUS Library’s Student Assistant Recognition Program. Each has selected a book which now contains their name inscribed on a book-plate.
Syeda, a Mass Communications – Journalism graduating student has chosen a novel by Paulo Coelho Brida – a book that personally spoke to her as a student during her leisure reading time, and as one that will always remain one of those “memorable stories” for her. Sali Elagab, a Chemical Engineering student chose The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music as reflection of her passion for Choral Music. This is a fitting selection for Sali. She is a member of four choirs and enjoys inspiring people through music. Her selected book surveys choral music from an historical and geographical perspective and provides professional insight on pedagogy for musicians.
Both students reflected on their positive experiences working in the AUS library. Syeda described hers as “an exciting journey” and one where she developed critical IT skills working at the IC Help Desk and learned crucial time management skills. Sali spoke of learning how to “prioritize and balance work and academics” and found working in the library an opportunity to develop “awareness of responsibilities” and “demonstrate commitment” in the workplace.
The AUS Library wishes to thank Syeda and Sali for their outstanding service as student assistants. We wish you both every success in your future careers.
Pictured below: University Librarian, Daphne Flanagan presenting AUS Library Student Assistant Syeda Humna Naqvi with her name-plated book.
Pictured below: University Librarian, Daphne Flanagan presenting AUS Library Student Assistant Sali Elagab with her name-plated book.