James Cautillo has been selected Falvey Memorial Library’s Student Employee of the Month for April. James, a sophomore humanities and mathematics major, works for Access Services where he scans documents, shelves books, helps at the Circulation desk and assists with Garey Hall remote retrieval.
Phylis Wright, James’s supervisor, said, “James is an incredibly versatile student. Every member of Access [Services], both student and staff alike, has benefited from his open willingness to take on additional work. … James does it all with a gracious and friendly spirit. My hope is that he will give Falvey a couple more years of his excellent work before he graduates and leaves us.”
James, from Winthrop, Mass., plays the piano and is learning to play the guitar. He loves hiking and is interested in karate, astronomy, theology and literature.
Phylis, manager of Access Desk Services and also the Library’s University Staff Council (USC) representative, initiated Student of the Month as an appropriate way to honor student workers. When the Falvey USC team asked department supervisors for nominations of outstanding students, they “received so many that our team is finding it a difficult task to choose,” a nice comment on the quality of Falvey’s student workers.
Article and photograph by Alice Bampton; the sketch of James posted on the pillar behind the Circulation desk by Joanne Quinn.