April 24, 2012

Welcome to Mandy Higgins - PERC's Newest Volunteer

Hello Volunteers:

I would am pleased to introduce you to our newest staff volunteer, Mandy Higgins. Mandy is a stay at home mom to two daughters who joined our volunteer group in March. She staffs the Thursay morning shift. If you happen to be here on a Thursday, stop in and introduce yourself! Mandy is a great addition to our staff!


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August 10, 2011


Hi Lori and volunteers! I wanted to introduce myself on the PERC communication blog. I'm the new(ish) librarian at the PERC. I think I have met all of the reference volunteers, though perhaps not all the tech volunteers. I'm happy to be here and looking forward to a productive and fun year.

As Lori mentioned, I most recently worked as a research librarian at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I have a strong background in searching medical literature, especially cancer literature. If you have any questions about search strategies or sources, I am always happy to help. I've found that some of our savvier patients appreciate articles from scientific and medical journals, and I'm happy to find them for them.

I've been cataloging new books for the collection, weeding older and unused books, and looking for books that we might order for the PERC. If you have any suggestions, or if you find you are getting requests on a topic for which we don't have many resources, let me know and I'll look for sources that we can add to our collection.

Once again, I'm happy to be here, and am looking forward to getting to know everyone better and make the PERC the best we can be.

Since I am splitting my work week between the CVC and the CCC, the best way to get ahold of me is by email: asarkozy@umich.edu. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, suggestions, or anything else.



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July 20, 2011

Introducing Alexandra Sarkozy - New PERC Librarian

This entry should be read by both PERC Staff and Tech Squad Volunteers.

Hello Volunteers:

I am pleased to introduce our new PERC Librarian, Alexandra Sarkozy.

Alexandra is a graduate of the U-M School of Information. She returns to Michigan after having spent five years as a research librarian at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital.

Alexandra will be responsible for overseeing both the PERC and the Cardiovascular Resource Centers. On Mondays and Wednesdays she will be at the CVC; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (through August) she will be at the Cancer Center. Beginning in September, Alexandra will alternate Fridays between the CVC and the Cancer Center.

Should you need to contact Alexandra when I am out of the office, you can reach her by email at sarkozy@umich.edu or she can be paged by calling 936-6266, Page ID#34996.

Some of you may have already met Alexandra; those who have not will hopefully get the chance to meet her in the near future. I have enjoyed working with Alexandra and I am sure you will as well!


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June 22, 2010

Introducing . . .

Hello Volunteers,

We have two new additions to the PERC that I would like to introduce: Kim Brady and Margaret Stebelton.

Kim received her Masters degree in Library Sciences from Michigan this Spring. She will be interning in both the Cancer and Cardiovascular Resource Centers for the summer.

In addition, Margaret is our newest PERC volunteer. She will staff the PERC on Fridays from 9:00 to 1:00.

Both Margaret and Kim have been added to the volunteers.perc@umich.edu email group and they are also listed on the PERC Intranet. If you see them around, please take a few minutes to say hello and get acquainted.


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April 15, 2009

Introducing our newest PERC Staff Voluneeers

Hello Volunteers.

I am pleased to introduce two new PERC Staff Volunteers, Frank Ducato and Jill Reynolds.

Frank will work Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 5:00 pm beginning Tuesday, April 21. Jill will work Friday afternoons during May. She will be available to fill in for vacations June, July and August. Jill will then return to the Friday afternoon slot beginning in September.

They have been added to the volunteers.perc@umich.edu email group and they are also listed on the PERC Intranet. If you see them around, take a few minutes to say hello and get acquainted.


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January 19, 2009

Welcome Maxine Solvay and Lindsey Jennings

Hello Volunteers.

I am delighted to announce the addition of two volunteers to the PERC -- Maxine Solvay and Lindsey Jennings.

Many of you may know Maxine; she is a 2007 retiree of the University. After taking some time off to travel, Maxine has become a member of our PERC volunteers. Maxine's shift is Wednesday afternoons.

Lindsey may also be familiar to many of you; she was one of our original iPod Squad volunteers. Lindsey will be volunteering Tuesday afternoons until her graduation in April. In addition, she will continue to serve as an iPod volunteer but at the CVC instead of the Cancer Center.

Both Maxine and Lindsey have been added to the group email lists since they began their volunteer duties in early January. Please join me in welcoming both Maxine and Lindsey.


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