Lou Barker is the recipient of the Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.
“I came to the UI for violin performance–the chamber music program here is really inclusive and brings in a lot of amazing artists. Working at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences desk helps me work on my people skills….
Working in the library has given me the skill of a greater sense of self; it has increased my self confidence. As a violin performance major, it’s important to have the skills to adapt, communicate, and feel secure in a place that feels somewhat out of my element.”
Jacob (Jake) Edwards is a receipient of the UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.
“Although most of my own course work is in the humanities and not the sciences, my library skills have been instrumental to my personal scholarship. My work at the library has allowed me to surround myself with books and people who love them….These skills will help me as a high school English teacher.”