We are so proud to announce that the student employee of the year for not only Butler University, but also for the state of Indiana was our own Irwin Library’s Eric Sanders! He is the Student Assistant to our Music and Fine Arts Librarian Sheridan Stormes and has done tremendous work here in the library during his employment. In his time at the library, Eric has had a hand in some amazing special projects. He has verified publisher information for more than 200 scores for publication in the 4th edition of A Basic Music Library, he created two excel spreadsheets organizing data collected from a query sent to the Music Library Association listserv, and most impressively, he initiated a project wherein he created a program that updates an acquisitions list into a more usable format, thereby shortening a workflow from 7 1/2 hours down to 45 minutes! We are thrilled for Eric to have won this award!
We are also excited to announce that Molly Nebiolo received the award for New Student Employee of the Year! Molly began working for the Information Commons program in the Summer 2013 semester and during this short time has proven to be an invaluable asset to the program. After the completion of the fall semester, she was nominated by her peers for promotion to the position of Information Commons Associate, a supervisory and training role. Molly has helped improve training, services, and outreach of the program, and has participated in the hiring process, which includes resume review, interviewing, decision-making, and onboarding. Some of her project work has included assisting with the website redesign team, updating online library reference materials, and creating short videos to be used in the classroom. Clearly this award was well deserved!
Of the nominees for Student Employee of the Year, the Libraries represented eight of the twenty nominations from all across campus. We could not be more proud of our student workers and the amazing contributions they make each and every day! We would like to recognize these additional nominees from the libraries:
Kyle Allen – Information Commons
Rachel Bergsieker – Irwin Library Circulatation
Stephen Cornelius – Science Library Circulation
Brennen Duke – Science Library Circulation
Katie Kieffer – Information Commons
Michelle Trainor – Information Commons
We are so proud of all of you, and of all our student workers. It was a difficult decision to choose who to nominate as all of our employees do such phenomenal work. We could not keep the library running without their amazing contributions.