Wednesday, December 14

2:00 PM


This presentation will describe changes to Penfield Library’s Student Employment Program, including: improved training and shared communication among library units, updated hiring practices to create opportunities for students with diverse and/or underprivileged backgrounds, and a revamped evaluation process to help better prepare students for future employment opportunities. You’ll learn how we utilize Handshake and Google Drive to collaborate and unify our efforts to ensure that every student assistant receives the same high quality experience working in the library, and leaves better prepared to face the challenges of their future workplaces or graduate programs. Finally, you’ll hear personal reflections on going through this process and thinking about future goals for improving the student work experience.


  • Morgan Bond is the Resource Sharing, Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian at SUNY Oswego
  • Erin Kovalsky is the former Access Services Librarian and is now the Principal Law Librarian for New York State Unified Court System.
  • Zachary Vickery is the College Archivist Librarian at SUNY Oswego.