Recently someone who works in the university asked for my help in locating a video project that was made of the local Native American community about fifteen years ago. She had checked out the videos in our library collection and none of them were the right ones. What a challenge! Right away I thought of this "secret" room where a lot of old media is stored. I had visited it once about five years ago when I was working on a library archives project. This room wasn't located inside the library and I couldn't remember exactly where in the university it was. Long story short, I consulted the archives librarian who asked the right media department person who said it wasn't there. Drat. I really wanted to find this. The woman looking for it told me a poet featured in the video had recently died and the Native American community remembered they had never received a copy as promised so long ago. I really wanted to help but there wasn't much I could do since we didn't have a copy in the library's collection.
So I was absolutely floored the next day when this person came into the library to see me with a card and gift to say thanks! Look how nicely she wrote my name on the card!
Inside the envelope was this card:
Inside the card were these earrings!!!
Inside her card, she wrote "...Even if nothing is found, please know that your help is very much appreciated." Awww, I got teary eyed and gave her a hug. I'm not used to this kind of appreciation! I just like to help because it makes life better. What a great day to be at work!
P.S. We still haven't given up hope that the video will be found. We're continuing to ask people around the university. The more people who are aware of our search, the more likely it will be found (I hope).