Congratulations are in order! One of Dacus Library’s own, Brenda Knox, was named the Winthrop University Staff Employee of the Month for June 2015. It was announced at the Staff Assembly Meeting on July 21st. As Library Technical Assistant in the Electronic and Continuing Resources Department, Brenda is responsible for ordering all print serials and electronic resources and then paying the appropriate invoices. In addition, Brenda voluntarily took on the role of troubleshooting all technology issues for the library and is the liaison between the library and Winthrop’s IT Department. She took on this role without any formal title change or pay raise because she has a selfless passion for helping others.
Those who nominated her have said, “Always welcoming with a cheerful “hello” and smile, Brenda is a bright spot in the library. She always goes above and beyond her work duties to help her coworkers and students. Brenda will immediately tackle any problem and work through it until resolved.” “Because of her commitment and willingness to help, Brenda promotes a better work environment, a smoother work flow, and respect that inspires others.”
Originally from Rock Hill, Brenda has worked at Dacus Library for 31 years. When asked what drives her to make a big difference every day, she responded, “I have a passion and love for helping people, and one aspect of my job (IT portion) gives me the opportunity to do that on a daily basis. If I can make just one person smile, then I feel like I have accomplished my goal for that day!”
It’s safe to say that Brenda makes many of us smile and certainly makes it easier for us to do our jobs at Dacus Library. She takes a lot of stress out of our days by helping us and our students with technology issues and by voluntarily taking on additional projects to help out where needed. She is more than deserving of this recognition and we wish her a warm-felt thank you and congratulations!