Syracuse University Libraries recognized their student employees with a virtual celebration on May 6. 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

  • Isabel McCullough G’20 (Information Studies), Special Collections Research Center
  • Ashley Downs G’20 (Falk), Access & Resource Sharing
  • Souradeepta Biswas G’20 (Engineering & Computer Science), Access & Resource Sharing
  • Austin Spencer ’20 (Architecture), Interlibrary Loan

Patricia Kutner Strait Student Scholarship

  • Maya Gelsi ’21 (Newhouse), Preservation
  • Mina Gurkan ’21 (Newhouse), Access & Resource Sharing
  • Cameron Vazquez ’20 (Falk), Access & Resource Sharing

SU Libraries Deans Fund

  • Maialie Fitzpatrick ’20 (Newhouse), Access & Resource Sharing
  • Frankie Kennedy ’20 (Arts & Sciences), Security & Facilities
  • Jacqueline Natividad ’20 (VPA), Access & Resource Sharing

Student Honorable Mentions:

  • Fenote Berhane ’20 (Engineering & Computer Science), Security & Facilities
  • Matthew Brodie ’20 (Whitman), Access & Resource Sharing
  • Elena Echarri ’20 (Architecture), Interlibrary Loan
  • Alexa Grant ’20 (Arts & Sciences), Security & Facilities
  • Alisia Laird ’20 (Arts & Sciences), Security & Facilities
  • Breana Ramon ’20 (Arts & Sciences), Access & Resource Sharing
  • Zhiwei Wang G’20 (Information Studies), Research & Scholarship
  • David Ross ’20 (Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education), Sound Beat

“Whether in Innovation and Strategy, Academic Success, Research Excellence, Special Collections, or Operational Excellence, student employees are important to the Libraries’ culture and delivery on our mission to support students, faculty, and staff with teaching, learning, and research. Not only do our student employees bring good work ethic and attitude, but they teach each other, their peers and even the Libraries’ employees,” said David Seaman, University Librarian and Dean of SU Libraries. “We simply could not do what we do without the service and contributions of our student employees.”