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New hire brings unique experience and passion to Maki Library

February 9, 2017

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Finlandia University is honored to welcome Airen Campbell-Olszewski to the university’s family. Campbell-Olszewski takes the role of an Assistant Librarian at Sulo and Aileen Maki Library.

“Having grew up in Houghton, I’ve always had a passion for the history of the area,” Campbell-Olszewski expressed. “I’m looking forward to connecting and sharing my passion with the students and staff here at Finlandia.”

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Airen Campbell-Olszewski

Campbell-Olszewski started her education at Northern Michigan University from 2001-2006. While attending, she earned her Bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Media Production and New Technology. She then went to Rochester, New York where she attended the L. Jeffery Selznick School of Film Preservation in 2007. This school was located inside the George East Museum. She then finished her Education at the University of Rochester where she got her Masters in Audiovisual Archiving in 2008.

From 2009 through 2012 Campbell-Olszewski was a Photo Archivist/Volunteer at Ohio State University Archives.

In 2012, Campbell-Olszewski was hired at Michigan Technological University. She was originally hired to assist with disaster efforts that resulted from a fire that took place at Michigan Tech’s Archives and Historical Collections. In 2013, the recovery efforts were successfully completed. Campbell-Olszewski explained “this was when my area of responsibility was enhanced.” She assisted with daily responsibilities associated with archival reference and research. Also she assisted the library’s instruction and learning team with the assessment, design and implementation of information literacy sessions, in the library and in the archives.

Although the library is one of Campbell-Olszewski’s top interests, she also has many other things she enjoys as well. She enjoys watching film, exploring the natural beauties around the world, the arts, music and theater.

“I love being part of the community as much as I can,” Campbell-Olszewski said. “It just makes you appreciate things so much more.”

The library is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Campbell-Olszewski can also be contacted at airen.campbellolszewski@finlandia.edu.

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