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Leddy Library staff are all thumbs-up as Club SODA president Billy Chandler presents them with a certificate of appreciation for their work.Leddy Library staff are all thumbs-up as Club SODA president Billy Chandler presents them with a certificate of appreciation for their work.

Leddy staff receive show of appreciation for service to students

The Leddy Library is an environment conducive to productivity and great work, says acting student Billy Chandler, president of the drama student society Club SODA.

“A friend of mine recently told me that he is so sad that he only discovered the library this year because he wasted three years trying to study from home,” he says. “It is a joy to be able to hide in the library, on the third floor, or monopolize a computer for hours to get work done. Wherever you go in that building, there is a spot for getting work done.”

Chandler led a delegation Thursday presenting its staff with complimentary tickets to the current University Players production, The Double Dealer. The comedy opens April 1 in the Essex Hall Theatre.

He says the gift acknowledges the role of librarians in ensuring student success.

“The staff keep our grades high. It is the staff who help us write our papers, do our research, study our notes,” he says.

The final play of the semester for the drama school’s theatre company, The Double Dealer is a satire of upper class life in the Restoration period. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. A “talk back” discussion with the actors will follow the April 3 performance.

Tickets can be ordered online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.