[Photo credit: Nick Wheeler, UVA]
The library is open from 8 am to 11 pm (or nautically, 0800 to 2300) each day at sea. On past voyages, the library has closed for an hour and a half each day in order to allow everyone to attend the required global studies course. But on our voyage, we are lucky to have 2 sections (one morning, one afternoon) of the global studies course, so the library is open throughout. The 5 students help staff the desk each day and help us with a variety of special library projects. They are up for anything and are a delight to work with. With all this experience, it's just a matter of time before some of our students express an interest in library school!
Yours in staff development, retention, and appreciation,