Student Employee of the Month
To honor outstanding student employees, the Student Employment Advisory Committee elects a "Student of the Month" from submitted nominations. The award is intended to recognize a student employee who displays exemplary performance in areas of his/her employment.
Anyone (UNI/Library Staff, Students, or Public) may anonymously submit a nomination form for a worthy student.
Award winner Morgan! In January 2015 Morgan was hired to work for the Cataloging & Metadata unit and in the spring of 2016 she made the transition to working in the Digital Scholarship unit. Morgan’s duties include scanning and uploading files into UNI ScholarWorks, and entering metadata into spreadsheets for upcoming projects. Her nominator for this award wrote, “Morgan does a great job of staying on task and focused on large and long-term projects. The Digital Scholarship Unit has many projects going at any given time, and we rely on Morgan to be able to help with both ongoing and new projects for us.” One recent long-term project that Morgan has been a big part of is the addition of the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science to UNI ScholarWorks. Her work on this very large project has included extracting individual articles from complete-issue PDFs, reformatting abstracts of the individual articles, and uploading the articles into UNI ScholarWorks.
Morgan’s hometown is Sherrill, Iowa, and she is a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an endorsement in Education. She anticipates graduating in May of 2018 and plans to continue on to graduate school. Morgan says, “I hope to get my master’s degree in Speech–Language Pathology so that I can get a job in a hospital where I can hopefully work in the pediatric wing with premature babies that have Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).” Morgan’s hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, and she enjoys any outdoor activity. Thank you Morgan for your hard work and dedication to the Rod Library and congratulations on your well-deserved April 2017 Student of the Month award!