Every year we recognize the contributions that our student employees make to the Library. Falvey employs close to 100 students and, whether they are working behind the scenes or in a public space, we appreciate the work they do. The student employees bring their ideas, energy and positive attitudes to the workplace. They have learned to use specialized library applications, developed important customer service skills and taken ownership of their work. It would be difficult to run the Library without their help.
This year, to reward student employees for their contributions, the Library hosted a pizza party and gave special recognition to students who are graduating this academic year. The graduating student employees were awarded with certificates of achievement and bookplates honoring their work were placed in library books they selected from the collection.
Graduating students include Ashley Dunbar, Ryan Holihan, Sarah Zinn, Vanvi Trieu, Michele Manz and Anusha Kakani.
Robbie Rosci, who supervises students in Resource Management, said their student employees are “the best, always helpful and friendly, and we couldn’t do without them.”
According to Laura Bang, Special & Digital Collections, she loves her “student workers because they do great work and they’re also just wonderful people who are a pleasure to chat with and get ideas from!”
When asked about the Library’s student employees, Phylis Wright, Manager of Access Desk Services, said “the students that work in Falvey are among the highest caliber on campus. Their dedication to Falvey and Villanova is reflected in our success.”
All of our student employees carry a full course load and many of them are also involved in academic organizations, sports teams, ministries and other extracurricular activities. The fact that they also maintain a job while in college tells us that we have some very hardworking students on campus. We are lucky to have their help at Falvey Memorial Library!
For more information about National Student Employment Week, go to the National Student Employee Association website.
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