Sarah Zinn is Falvey Memorial Library’s current Student Employee of the Month.
Sarah, a senior English major from Cleveland, Ohio, has minors in philosophy and German. She has worked in Falvey since enrolling at Villanova University. Sarah says, “[I]t’ll always feel a bit like home to me … It’s been a good run, and I’m happy to have been here.”
She works at Circulation and helps with all aspects of interlibrary loan (ILL). Sarah receives the incoming ILL book requests, processes articles for delivery, and prepares returned ILL books to be shipped back to loaning libraries.
Phylis Wright, manager of access desk services, says, “Sarah … always comes to work with a smile on her face. She has never missed a shift and often flexes it to accommodate the workload of ILL.” Jesse Flavin, interlibrary loan specialist, says, “She consistently provides conscientious and precise work for our ILL team.”
Her interests are varied: getting caught in the rain, dogs, silly movies, good books, music, the Oxford comma, embarrassing her friends by dancing and singing in public, and the Game of Thrones television series. Sarah also enjoys hot tea and adds, “There are no words in the English language passionate enough to describe my feelings for Nutella.”
After graduation, Sarah plans to attend law school.
The University Staff Council at Falvey selects a Student Employee of the Month based upon nominations from the department supervisors of student employees.
Article and photograph by Alice Bampton