David Maguire, Boston Scientific Library, Brookfield Complex

In this initiative we honour those UCC Heroes who have made an exceptional, if hidden contribution to the university community during COVID-19.

David P Maguire, Library Assistant at Boston Scientific Library, Brookfield Complex has been nominated by Mags Arnold and Joel Rajesh (College of Medicine and Health).


David P Maguire, Boston Scientific Library, Brookfield Complex

Joel sent an email to fellow students asking for comments on their interactions with David, and both Joel and Mags were inundated with statements of universal praise.

Mags writes: “I could have sent over 1000 words purely based on the heartfelt comments from our students. I have included but one such statement in the nomination, as it eloquently sums up David’s daily thoughtfulness that means so much to staff and students.

“David embodies all that we hope to be during a time of crisis. David is key to keeping our library open, and providing a safe supportive environment for all students and staff based in Brookfield. Kindness should never be undervalued when we are all coping with so much.”

The following statement, from a UCC student, best captures David’s approach:

"During COVID, when I came into the library, he was so kind and made sure I was doing OK, coping with the workload and looking after myself. He knows every student’s name, course and year, and always takes the time to ask how we’re doing.”


How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:

Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.

Submissions are to be emailed to traininganddevelopment@ucc.ie detailing:

  1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19
  2. high-resolution photograph of the person/team
  3. Contact details of the nominating staff member

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