Libraries Observe Job Shadow Day

Feb. 19, 2004

Job Shadow Day was observed in the Baylor Libraries on Thursday, Feb. 5, when 41 students and two teachers from University High School came to the Baylor campus.

The national Job Shadow Day gives each student an opportunity to 'shadow' a workplace mentor at a normal day on the job. Library staff members volunteered to serve as mentors to the students. Also on the schedule were group tours of the libraries and lunch at Penland Residence Hall.

Ms. Vicky Brown, one of the University High School teachers who came with the group, had many positive things to say about the day:

'The students really enjoyed the various jobs they shadowed today. I was impressed with the interest these folks showed in our students. They were very complimentary of our group - which is always a good thing.'

'All the kids liked the food in Penland Hall, of course. That was a real treat for them. Baylor even gave them t-shirts.'

'Please compliment the staff and faculty of the library system for their tour and for sharing with us so many interesting behind-the-scenes aspects of the libraries.'

Ethel Walton, Kay Wellbaum and Sinai Wood made arrangements for Job Shadow Day in the Libraries.