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Written by Victoria Billings on May 28, 2013

Librarian recognized for helping freshman live and learn

University Housing recognized Katherine O’Clair, the librarian for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (CAFES), as an outstanding faculty member for her work with the Living Learning Program.

“The Living Learning Program allows students to make connections with the librarians, career counselors, and academic advisers that serve their colleges,” Katherine said. “The students get to know us better, and they learn about the ways we can support and help them. When they need something from us, they already know us and feel comfortable coming to us.”

The program operates in the six residence halls that house students from the six colleges. Katherine serves on the Academic Excellence Program team for Fremont Hall, which houses CAFES students. As part of the team, she hosts programs to get to know students and help them become comfortable with turning to her for academic help.

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Living Learning Program for Fremont Hall, and I love working with the students, the RA’s and the CSD,” Katherine said. “They always welcome me into their home, and I have enjoyed getting to know them better. I am honored that I was recognized in this way.”

For more on the Living Learning Program, visit University Housing’s site.

Meet Katherine and the rest of the librarians in our short video.

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