Brenda Cervantes, Library Assistant I-Youth Services has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for January 2020. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude.
What was said about Brenda:
“Brenda is always willing to go the extra mile to help anywhere she can, especially when one of the other departments or branches needs co-opt her considerable art talent. Not only does she do all her work in Youth Services with a smile and a terrific attitude, but she has also volunteered to design a new Centennial logo that will be featured on all of our centennial materials. On top of that, just last week I had asked her if she happened to have a drawing of Booker Bear reading that we might use for our new Loot boxes. Despite having a bunch of projects already in the works, she designed us a beautiful new logo for those as well, even though she had a lot on her plate already. It looks great and she really did not have to do that of the teen department so we really appreciate the extra effort!
During Youth Services’ TAG Crafty Christmas at the start of the December, prizes were allotted to participants for particular contests. Brenda realized that the defaulted prize for the winner of an event was made with marshmallows. The patron is Muslim and their culture does not allow them to eat items with gelatin (marshmallows included). Before Brenda handed out that particular default prize, she quickly found an appropriate replacement prize for the patron. This is a great opportunity that showcases YCLD staff and its approach to cultural competency that fosters inclusion for all of its patrons.”
Brenda received a mounted certificate, a name plate in the book of her choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and her photo will be hung at the Main Library during the month of January. Congratulations Brenda!