The library has a history of interaction with students from the Center for Cartoon Studies, which is not surprising since it is located just over the Connecticut River in White River Junction, Vermont. Every year a new group of talented and creative students arrive to attend classes. Currently we have a graduate from this program working full time in our department and the Library has hired a number of graduates over the years.
Two years ago we hosted a small workshop for one of the Cartoon Studies classes and taught some basic bookbinding techniques. More recently we hosted a class here teaching wrappers. In this class one of the students took a shining to the conservation lab and what we do here, and in an effort to fulfill her independent study requirements contacted me to see if she could come here to lean about conservation and book structure. So long story short, Sara Sarmiento, a second year student started September 13th,(good luck for us!), and will come one day a week till her term ends in December. We are fortunate to be able to offer these learning opportunities for students and we are happy that Sara took the initiative to seek us out. Welcome Sara.