Congratulations to Leia Linn, recipient of this year's Naomi and Samuel Greenfield Endowed Scholarship. Established through the generosity of longtime librarian Louise Greenfield and her husband, Simon Rosenblatt, the award honors the exceptional kindness her parents demonstrated throughout their lives. This competitive $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one student employee at the Libraries, based upon how they exhibit kindness in the workplace.
Leia is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies. At the Libraries, she helps with Express Retrieval and paging for the Delivery, Description & Acquisitions department. In her application, she wrote: “A famous American author once said, ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’ What Mark Twain meant by this was that being kind to other human beings is a task that every single person can both give and receive. As humans, we often easily get busy in our own worlds, and can forget that a simple act of kindness is so easy to share."