My department has asked for one of the graduate students to be an official liaison with the faculty regarding the new hire and also other departmental affairs. They would like it to be one of the graduate students who focuses on Old Norse. The big question is whether it should be one of the dissertating graduate students, or if it should be one still in seminars. I am not sure which one is more professional, nor which one awakens more of a sense of trust in the process. I think I feel a bit too vested in the whole process to be able to decide something as technical in nature as that.