The Centennial Library is offering two fall semesters courses to help students determine if a library career is a good fit for them. The courses are offered in cooperation with the Department of English, Literature & Modern Languages. Julie Deardorff, Director of Collection Services & Associate Professor of Library Science, serves as the instructor for both courses.
Lauren Yost, a senior Linguistics major, is building upon her spring semester Library Career Exploration with a 2-credit independent study, Academic Libraries. Lauren’s areas of concentration will include library marketing/event planning and the integration of Christianity and library science. She will also be traveling to two Dayton area libraries to meet with Cedarville University alumni librarians. In addition to her independent study, Lauren now serves as the Library’s first Marketing student assistant, providing a student perspective to the marketing team and assisting with Library events.
Four students are currently enrolled in the 3-credit Library Internship course: Jessica Elder (English), Jacob Ludwig (Music), Christiana Manthei (Liberal Arts), and Jordan Oldham (Geology). The interns will work with the Centennial Library librarians and staff to gain experience in a wide range of library jobs. Their individual areas of interest range from archives and cataloging to research and collection development. The interns and Lauren will also do a presentation at the annual Library Careers Dinner in November.
Pictured (clockwise from top left) Jess Elder, Jacob Ludwig, Christiana Manthei, Jordan Oldham, and Lauren Yost