Student Assistants

Student Assistants
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The Library recognizes the contributions of its graduating student assistants and celebrates their graduation with a special bookplate. Student assistants select a book in the library's collection that has some particular significance for them and we put a bookplate inscribed with their name in it and then return it to the shelf.

Katie Spicer

Foundations of Athletic Training: Prevention, Assessment, and Management

Why did you select this book?

This book is an older edition of the textbook that we used in one of the best classes I took in my undergraduate degree. The class solidified my interest in the healthcare field and shaped my decision to apply to the specialized Sports Injury Assessment and Management stream of my program. It also led me to conduct an independent study related to the world of athletic therapy, and ultimately, this year, to graduate with a degree that I loved earning. It was the start to my feeling confident that I have a good base of knowledge to call upon moving forward. I hope this book is as useful and encouraging to you as it was to me!

What did you learn as a student assistant in the library?

As a student assistant in the library, the biggest things I learned were patience and the value of quiet time. The upper floors of the lib are so peaceful and conducive to thinking things through, whether it was an issue I faced in my personal life or just going through my to-do list. I got a sense of the prime times to be close to alone in the library; I should have taken advantage of those times on the mornings I wasn’t working! I was also able to learn about the resources we have on campus and how to access them through the library website, and I now have a very firm grasp of the alphabet, having spent three years putting books in call number order.

Tianna Williams

Acadia University, by Tom Sheppard

Why did you select this book?

I am a former Archives and Special Collections student assistant who graduated in 2019. I contributed to the Adopt-A-Soldier project and a big portion of this collaborative research project was to combine the personal, military, and school experience of our Acadia/Seminary/Horton men and women who served in World War One. This was a project that has changed me and my perception on war and peace, and especially on my very school. The history of Acadia and its people is nothing shy of remarkable. I hope those who are curious about the history of the institution—practising historians and the general public alike —read this among the other marvellous books in our collection. There is always something to learn. Just open a book and your mind.