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Employee spotlight: Jessica Dagci
Posted October 8, 2012; 10:09 a.m.
Name: Jessica Dagci
Position: Special collections assistant at Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology. Managing day-to-day operations and maintaining the library's substantial rare books collection. Hiring, training and supervising student and casual workers. Handling facility upkeep, including sophisticated electronic security and climate control systems. Helping to coordinate the work of four support staff. Ensuring continuity of service and enforcement of policies, and sharing on-call duties to respond to emergencies.
Quote: "I love working with students. I just finished a master's degree at Teachers College, Columbia University; working with students made me want to pursue that and continue to work with students in higher education, helping them become effective citizens. It's great working with so many amazing students and colleagues. Working with rare books is wonderful, too. We have some really remarkable items in the collection. We have people from around the world who come to consult the collection because Marquand is one of the premier art libraries in the world."
Other interests: Gardening. Bicycling. Getting involved in animal welfare and environmental issues. Creating original vegetarian recipes in various cuisines.