Loftus named Employee of Month at university Danielle Loftus of Vermillion, has earned the November Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.
Loftus, a Career Service Association librarian, was honored recently during a reception at the I.D. Weeks Library on the Vermillion campus. University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott presented Loftus with a plaque and a check in honor of the award.
Christopher Bloss nominated Loftus and said, "Danielle embodies positive service to the diverse patrons at the Lommen Health Sciences and I.D. Weeks Libraries."
Coupled with reference and directional assistance duties, Loftus also manages the Technology Learning Center. Bloss wrote, "Danielle's willingness to accept additional challenges beyond the scope of her position, illustrates her strong commitment to the changing environment which ensures quality library services to our patrons."
When asked what she likes most about her position Loftus noted that each day is unique.
"What I like specifically about my job is that it's never the same. Each day presents something different. One day I'll find myself helping someone with a computer related issue and the next I'll be helping someone with a research question. I really enjoy it because I get to work with lots of different people at varying levels of needs from beginner to advanced."
Loftus and her husband Kevin, a second year student in The University of South Dakota School of Law, have a son, Wyatt.