Perhaps you’ve noticed some regular faces here in Milne Library? We’re talking about our interns, Ellen and Melissa!
The Fall 2012 semester was the second opportunity for Milne Library to welcome Interns from SUNY Geneseo’s L.I.V.E.S. Program. The L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM (Learning Independence, Vocational and Educational Skills) Mission Statement:
To provide an opportunity for students with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities to learn independence, vocational skills, and functional educational (academic) skills within an inclusive educational community supported by university students, educators, administrators, and community leaders.
Ellen and Melissa are working with Service Desk Students and Staff and the Staff reports they have enjoyed the experience tremendously. Ellen has been partnering with Coleen Hopkins scanning, organizing and re-shelving while Melissa has been under the direction of Mary Fran Tiede at the Service Desk. Melissa does check-in/check-out, retrieving Reserve and IDS materials, etc. Patty Hoffman has also been instrumental in working with both students. Normally the L.I.V.E.S. Interns spend one semester in a position but we are pleased to have both students return for the Spring 2013 Semester.
Ellen and Melissa have each written an article in The LIVES Program News and Updates newsletter about their internships at Milne Library. Take a look at the Fall 2012 issue on the L.I.V.E.S. webpage.
~ written by Colleen Hopkins