Syracuse University Libraries recognized their student employees with a virtual celebration on April 22. Annually, the Libraries employs over 150 students, both customer-facing and behind the-scenes, who help keep the Libraries running. Each year supervisors are asked to nominate student employees who have demonstrated dedicated service over time and significant contributions which have made a lasting impact on the Libraries. The Libraries recognize these students through the generous support of Kathy and Stanley Walters, Andrew Strait and friends, and other donors. This year’s award recipients and their respective Libraries departments are:

Kathy and Stanley Walters Student Scholarship Fund

  • Ian Coe 21 (University College), Access & Resource Sharing & Sound Beat
  • Brienna Flewelling ’21 (College of Visual & Performing Arts), Access & Resource Sharing, Carnegie Library
  • Yasmeen Jones ’21 (Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs), Access & Resource Sharing, Preservation
  • Brittney Austin Waters ’21(School of Information Studies), Information Literacy Scholar

Patricia Kutner Strait Student Scholarship

  • Oliver Mack, Jr. ’21 (Whitman School of Management), Access & Resource Sharing, Preservation
  • Maximilian Orgeron ’21 (Newhouse School of Public Communication), Access & Resource Sharing
  • Lucy Wagner ’21 (College of Visual & Performing Arts), Access & Resource Sharing, Preservation
  • Kobi Wiseman ’21 (School of Information Studies), Access & Resource Sharing

SU Libraries Dean’s Fund

  • Omolara Akinfemiwa ’21 (College of Arts & Sciences), Security and Facilities
  • Natalie Edelstein ’21 (College of Engineering & Computer Science), Security and Facilities
  • Gabrielle Frazier ’21 (College of Arts & Sciences), Security and Facilities

Student Honorable Mentions:

  • Justina Agyei-Mensah ’21 (College of Arts & Sciences), Security and Facilities
  • Kwaku Agyemang ’21 (College of Arts & Sciences), Security and Facilities
  • Samson Lin ’21 (College of Arts & Sciences), Security and Facilities

“We value all our library students and benefit from their enthusiasm and expertise every day. As Dean of Libraries and University Librarian I am very clear on how important our student employees are. Many work for us throughout their undergraduate and graduate careers at SU and they all are part of the SU Libraries family. From Bird and Carnegie to the King+King Architecture Libraries, our student employees contribute to the safety of our spaces, the quality and repair of our collections, and to our ability to provide a high level of service at our desks (real and virtual),” said David Seaman, University Librarian and Dean of SU Libraries.

The University also recognizes a Student Employee Supervisor of the Year, and this year Eric Nemier, a Department of Public Safety Officer in Bird Library, has been selected by colleagues and student employees for connecting and mentoring his student employees.