Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SLCC Library Staff Member Featured on KSL

Markosian Library staff member Andrew Lyon was highlighted on KSL News in April. The feature was intended to bring autism awareness to the forefront. Lyon's inspirational and motivational story exemplifies the success of individuals with autism.

He's a valued member of SLCC's library team and continues to contribute on the circulation desk and to work toward achieving his goals. 

"There is evidence that more employers are becoming aware of the unique skills adults with autism bring to the workforce," writes KSL's Sandra Olney. "In fact, some adults with autism are using work and higher education to achieve independence." 

Lyon graduated from SLCC in May with an associate's degree in music. His job at the library has helped him to balance work, school and life. "I'm so glad that he went ahead and made this choice," said Lyon's mother, Kara Lyon. "He's really grown a ton, and it's been impressive." 

KSL at the end of this video and article states that Lyon is looking for a new job. However, he remains happily in his position at the Markosian Library.