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Madeline McDermott ’15

In the three years Madeline McDermott took to graduate at the University of Dayton, she spent a part of every semester – and often a part of every week – in the Libraries.

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Deogratias Eustace

The University of Dayton Libraries’ people, materials, services and technology have been valuable resources to civil engineering professor and Transportation Engineering Laboratory director Deogratias “Deo” Eustace and his students. 

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Barath Narayanan

When electrical engineering doctoral candidate Barath Narayanan arrived at UD in his senior undergraduate year from Chennai, India, he learned quickly that he could rely on Roesch Library to help him find the materials and information he needed to succeed. 

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Margaret McAleese '15

At the suggestion of marketing professor Rebecca Wells, senior Maggie McAleese had undertaken the special assignment to hone her market research skills in her selected area —mining wear. 

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David Darrow

The Libraries make sure I have what I need to do my research. Their commitment to serving our research needs is not something you find at every university. 

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Sam Wallace

The Libraries are far more valuable to me than just finding things that I need and making them appear. They are listeners, problem solvers — guides through the maze of databases and search strategies. 

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Libby Durnwald '15

Students love the library, but it’s the resources and the people in it that make the libraries phenomenal. 

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Linda Arvin Skuns '63

The programs are not just for the highbrow academic. They encourage the citizens of the community to come in and benefit from what’s here, like the rare books, the 1913 flood exhibit and the baseball special collection. 

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