Human Resources

Employee Spotlight Sandra McVey

Sandra McVey

Library Specialist
Music Library

Sandra works in the Music Library in Sallee Hall, as a Library Specialist. If you have never been in this “musical” place…you should check it out! Sandra will be there to greet and help you with all kinds of musical requests. Sandra’s duties are to oversee the circulation activities, supervise student assistants, resolve any issues, and help patrons find materials. She works closely with faculty to set up reserve materials, catalogues, and serves as coordinator of facilities with the Office of Public Safety for building and safety issues. Sandra began at WIU in 1990 at the Malpass Library and transferred over to the Music Library in 2014.

Sandra loves working at Western Illinois University! She loves the people she has come in contact with over the years. She shared, “The people I work with have helped me to grow. I love when new students come and watching them grow to their graduation day! I always enjoy hearing from them even after they leave Western. It’s a family here-coworkers become family. The friendships I have made are priceless!” Sandra especially enjoys the beginning of the fall semester when student return to the university. She loves hearing what they did over the summer months.

In each of the positions Sandra has held, she has had supportive bosses. She credits them with helping her along the way, giving her advice and encouraging her professionally.

Sandra enjoys attending the WIU basketball games. She also loves spending time with her family, golfing, and gardening.

HR salutes Sandra McVey as one of our many committed Civil Service employees at WIU!