As we complete another academic year, we are also marking the end of an era for our Student Management team: Andrew, Diamond, and Taylor. What makes this year unique is that all three of our Student Managers are graduating. We want to take this moment to say an extra special congratulations and an extra special thank you to each of them.
The library’s Student Managers are members of our User Services team, which means they are fully trained circulation supervisors. They open and close the library, train new student employees, provide excellent service to our patrons, plan and run student employee staff meetings and our biannual semester retreats, and so much more. Each of them comes to work every day ready to work hard, to make a positive impact, and they’re always ready for the weirdly unexpected and unpredictable issues that can arise with each day. They are thoughtful and responsible, and provide a much needed student voice to every decision we make in the User Services department.
As a team, they are both colleagues and friends who support each other inside and outside the library. It has been an honor and a privilege to watch them grow as leaders, and a true joy to work alongside them. We are better because of them, the library is better because of them, and for that, we will be forever grateful.
Andrew, Diamond, and Taylor – Thank you for letting us be a part of your time at UIS, it has been unforgettable. We can’t wait to see what you do next!
Special Thanks and Congratulations from User Services,
Erich, Student Assistant Program Coordinator and Sarah, Director of Learning Commons and User Services