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Chapter 1: Introduction

Welcome

We are pleased that you have joined the Rod Library team. The library recognizes that YOU are very important in assuring an efficient operation and in making the library a pleasant place to work. You may be surprised to learn how working here will not only benefit you with work experience, but will also teach you how to use the library effectively in your studies. In the pages that follow, you will find general information about your job and information about library policies. We always welcome your questions and suggestions.

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Benefits of Working in the Library

There are a number of benefits from working as a student employee in the library.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Flexible hours
  • Within walking distance of the residence halls and College Hill neighborhood
  • Gaining valuable work experience
  • Learning to be an important part of an organization
  • Knowledge of how to use the library
  • Work with other UNI students

Student Employee of the Month

It is the desire of the Student Employment Advisory Committee to recognize and reward outstanding student employees through the Student of the Month award program.   The award is intended to recognize a student employee who displays exemplary performance in areas of his/her employment: attitude, judgment in a particular situation, high level of service to patrons, etc. Staff, student assistants, and faculty as well as members of the public may make nominations for this recognition. Recipients are chosen by the Student Employment Advisory Committee from the nominations submitted.

The Student Employee of the Month will be recognized by a Certificate of Award, a congratulatory letter with a copy of the letter to be retained in the student's permanent file in the Student Employment Coordinator's office, and a gift. In addition to appearing on the Student Employment web page, a picture of the student assistant will be displayed on the electronic display in the main lobby.

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