The RRC Library is proud to announce that Amanda “Mandy” Synder has earned one of two University Library Student Excellence Awards for 2014. Mandy is one of approximately 90 students employed throughout the University Library system which includes the Alkek Library, Music Library, and the RRC Library. The awards were presented in a ceremony held in Alkek Library on the San Marcos campus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Mandy being a nursing student having classes that day at the Round Rock Campus was unable to attend in person. She was awarded the certificate a day later by her supervisor Alan Matthews, RRC Library Library Assistant. Like all of our student assistants Mandy is an integral part of the excellent service the RRC Library strives to provide to all Texas State University students, faculty, staff, and community. We appreciate the work she performs for our library and always with a smile and positive attitude. The RRC Library staff cannot express our excitement that she has been recognized for her outstanding work. Mandy was nominated by Alan Matthews and Anthony Guardado, Head RRC Librarian. The next time you see Mandy in the library make sure to congratulate her on her fine performance.
The Round Rock Campus Library is excited to announce the addition of our newest librarian Josh Brynildsen. Josh is our Evening Reference and Instruction Librarian and is ready to assist you with your library needs during his regular hours of Monday through Thursday from 4 pm until 9 pm. Josh will be a big help to our Round Rock Campus community by providing reference and research assistance and leading many of the library instruction classes. He can also assist with all circulation issues. Josh is a very welcome addition and will help us continue to provide strong and satisfying service to our community.
Josh’s career in libraries began at the Westfield Memorial Library in Westfield, NJ where he worked as a page during his high school years. After completing his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming, he was able to land a position at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. During this time he earned a library degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to Texas State University he was employed at Huston-Tillotson University and at a branch of the Austin Public Library. Josh, in his own uncoerced words states, “I look forward to this next step and to working with the students, faculty, and staff of Texas State University.”