Wednesday, July 1, 2015

[from left to right:  Ron, Queen Amy, Melanie, Hillarie, Mary Helen and Richard; Janice, Cindy and Mary were off pollinating flowers ;-)]

Happy July!
     Some of you who follow the library's Facebook page may have noticed this "bee-utiful"  picture as part of a library competition for best department themed picture.  I am happy to report that the Genealogy and Local History Department's photo of "Amy's Buzzy Bees" won first place!  The reason I am posting it today, is to highlight the two attractive bees on the right next to our beekeeper, a regular Genealogy patron named Richard...(thanks for keeping us in line, Richard!)  The young lady in the black sweater is Mary Helen, and the lady in goldenrod is Hillarie.  They are our summer interns, and I thought I would tell you a little about Hillarie in this blogpost, and then about Mary Helen next month.  Mary Helen is currently in Ecuador leading a summer mission's work trip for high school students.  When she gets back I'm sure she'll have a picture or two I can include on the blog!

   Hillarie is a recent graduate of Taylor University.  Her degree (which will be granted in August) is in Media Communications, with emphasis in Journalism.  When she is not typing her fingers off here in the Digitization office she enjoys  reading fantasy and young adult novels, watching TV reruns of Boy Meets World, playing with her cat, Topanga, drinking coffee, and spending time with her fiance, Britton.  [editor's note:  don't worry, were  first on the list of favorites, I'm just messing with you by putting you last!)

   Hillarie spent last summer interning at the Kokomo Tribune working in the advertising department. This summer, we are grateful to have her here doing data entry helping to convert our Eastern High School yearbooks, as well as adding new Court Records and Marriage Records to our collection.  In addition to data entry, Hillarie will be scanning some new yearbooks for our elementary school yearbook collection.  Although her internship in this office ends the middle of August, we are happy to learn she will still be a library employee as she accepts a job as Computer Lab Assistant in the Reference Department!  Hooray!   If you happen to see her around the library, be sure to welcome her to the KHCPL family!
                                                                                 - Melanie