You might miss Delores Brownlee-Conn in the Special Collections & & Archives Division of University Libraries come next spring, but that does not necessarily imply you will not be seeing her at all.
This second-place winner of the President’s Classified Employee of the Year award keeps hearing from friends and family that she’s so funny that she should do stand-up comedy. She said she may just take them up on that recommendation and aim to end up being a social media funny star.
How you concerned UNLV
When I relocated to Las Vegas I currently had many years of university work experience– at Johns Hopkins, Morgan State University (likewise in Maryland), and the University of Arizona. In my 20s, I had operated at the third- and fourth-largest law practice in New york city City. So it made good sense for me to use to UNLV’s law school, which was just beginning. I can be found in as a clerical student.
At that time, a little over Twenty Years back, it was simply (founding) Dean Richard Morgan, his assistant, Dianne Redsull, and me. We were in Bigelow Health Sciences then at exactly what had actually been Paradise Primary School. I processed applications and deposited the money. Later I transferred to University Libraries.
What you do
My first position at the library was in inter-library loans. About 11 years ago I moved to Unique Collections & & Archives. I’m a library service technician II working as an image and civil service specialist. I offer access to iconic pictures of Las Vegas and monitor students. I likewise sit at the recommendation desk and help the public.
Your favorite part
I like working with the trainee employees. I feel I am mentoring them. I am teaching them the essentials of being in a workplace. Some of them haven’t remained in a workplace before. I teach them things like saying “hello” to your coworkers when you stroll in rather of simply taking a look at your cellular phone– the standard etiquette of the workplace. Program up on time. Interact with individuals. Program others respect. We have some excellent students.
Likewise, I have the most incredible director you could potentially have– Michelle Light. She is fantastic. She is a great lady with good people abilities. If I were staying (rather than retiring) it would be due to the fact that of her, but I have a husband who is retired and awaiting me. (Partner Douglas Conn retired from UNLV after many years operating in centers as a heating, ventilation, and cooling professional.)
Osra O’Neal (of registration management) constantly is providing me guidance. It’s good suggestions, too. I just don’t keep in mind anything particular!
Guidance I would provide a new employee? Simply hang in there. PERS is a wonderful retirement strategy. (Said with a smile from someone who is less than a year from retirement.)
Where you are from
I am from New York City– Harlem. It was fantastic. We never ever even locked our doors in the evening. That saying that “it takes a town” is so true. It was just a huge neighborhood of households that got along together. We used to have block celebrations where we would close down the street and everyone would bring food. We would have cookouts, skill shows. There was just such a sense of neighborhood.
Your first job
I had to do with 13. I worked as a camp counselor. Exactly what I learned was that I didn’t want to have any kids. They are expensive and lengthy! I do have two stepsons, however, and I’m a granny.
Something you can’t make it through the day without
Prayer. I wish persistence.
A book, motion picture, or TELEVISION show to recommend
The book Opponents in Love by Alexis Clark. It has to do with an African-American nurse who fell in love with a German detainee of war here in America during The Second World War. It’s a true story. I wasn’t aware of a great deal of this history.
I used to coach junior high trainees at Orr Middle School. I really enjoyed it. I wish to do that once again.
Trying stand-up funny is on my bucket list. I may try YouTube for that. Likewise, my Auntie Yvonne seems like (my spouse) Douglas and I must do film evaluations on YouTube. We’re constantly discussing films and making her laugh. I am going to try to have social networks work for me when I retire.
What Her Nominator States
Osra O’Neal, spending plan coordinator in registration management
She explains Brownlee-Conn as somebody who goes above and beyond both at work and in the community. “She began a 12-step conference at the Women’s Center for trainees whose lives are impacted by drugs and alcohol. Delores volunteered as a ‘Get ready’ coach at William Orr Intermediate School. She also volunteered to assist lose consciousness clothes and toiletries for the ‘Street Children’ organization, Delores is likewise an AskMe! volunteer.
“Delores’ department just recently went through a reorganization and as part of this process, a public service department was created in Special Collections. Delores became the general public services assistant and was given primary duty for satisfying recreation ask for historic pictures. It is a requiring and deadline-oriented task, including numerous hours of research … Many publishers, filmmakers, historians, and genealogy researchers connect to Delores daily requesting images. She is consistently respectful with even the gruffest patron. She goes out of her way to provide aid and support for those patrons who are unsure of the procedure … Delores walks them through every action of the procedure with a smile on her face and words of motivation.
“Delores Brownlee embodies exactly what a UNLV categorized staff employee represents. She appreciates the trainees, engages (in) positive communication with personnel, and knows the best ways to deal with difficult situations with ease and diplomacy.”