Did you know the DePaul University Library employs over 50 students? Our student workers play a critical role in providing services in all areas of the Library. At the Access Services desks, students check out materials to patrons, pull course reserves and re-shelve books. Behind the scenes in Technical Services, students prepare new materials for use after they arrive and are cataloged. Peer Research Tutors answer questions at the Research Help Desks. In Special Collections and Archives, students process archival collections and assist researchers in the reading room. Students also help maintain our online presence, keep the Learning Commons running, and carry out various other projects.
We are grateful to have such a smart and industrious group working in the library. In exchange, our student employees have the opportunity to develop customer services skills, learn how to use library resources, and work on creative projects like designing parts of our website and marketing materials for the Library. And, if we can inspire a love of libraries and service to our users, we know we’ve done our job. (In fact, we’ve had a number of student workers who have later worked in the library after graduating, and several have even pursued librarianship as a career!) Join us in celebrating National Student Employment Week and stop by the Loop Library or John T. Richardson Library to check out our festive desks. If you think our decorations look fabulous, tag us on Twitter with #DePaulNSEW. When you stop by, help us in thanking all our student employees!