Longtime library assistant named Saint Martin’s
Staff Member of the Year
May 10, 2005
Lacey – Joyce Hall is the go-to person behind the
front desk at Saint Martin’s O’Grady Library. In celebration of her
service to the students and faculty of Saint Martin’s, Hall is the 2005
recipient of the Saint Martin’s Abbey Outstanding Staff Award.
Hall was one of several people nominated for the award
by students, faculty and staff. Her name will be engraved on a perpetual
plaque. She also received a cash award and the use of a reserved parking
“After 28 years, to know you’re still appreciated is
quite an honor,” Hall said.
As the library’s circulation assistant, Hall is in
charge of scheduling study rooms, checking materials in and out and
putting course textbooks on reserve. Maureen Axtell, head of the
periodicals department, said Hall is known for her work ethic, her
patience and her flexibility.
Hall’s most endearing quality, she said, is “her
commitment to excellent service.”
“Joyce has seen incredible change since she started
working here,” Axtell said. “She’s worked at three library sites and
experienced two complete moves. She’s also experienced enormous changes
in how the job is done. When she first started, we used an old-fashioned
card catalog. Now there is an enormously complex automated system.”
Hall grew up in Des Moines, Wash., and received a
library science degree from Highline Community College. Her family
includes her husband Don Hall, mother Marge Teller Miller, and brothers Ric,
Jim and Jeff Teller.
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