Nancy worked in the Department of Circulation Services from September 2007 until her graduation this May 2009. Nancy was a valuable part of the Circulation Services team, and she was entrusted with responsibilities not usually given to student staff, because of her exceptional work, her eagerness to learn, her attention to detail and her dedication to her job. Nancy is the only library student staff in the history of the library to be nominated for the Thomas Jefferson Award, the Stony Brook University Student Employee of the Year Award, the ALA Galaxy of Stars Student Worker Recognition, the Traveling Star Award (for commuter students) and a recipient of the 2009 University Libraries Distinguished Student Employee Award. This is an accomplishment to be proud of! Nancy obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, with a concentration in social-cultural anthropology. . Nancy loves animals and has a love for cultures, she learned Indian Dancing through friends who also introduced her to their culture. Nancy was a commuter student and often faced bad weather driving conditions and traffic snarls yet she was never late for work. Nancy often helped train new student staff and she also was excellent with patrons, she was very helpful, provided accurate information, clear instructions and a friendly service at all times. Nancy unknowingly has thrown down the gauntlet for all who follow her, for she has set an example of the model student employee that will prove difficult to match, let alone surpass, she will certainly be missed. Nancy volunteer’s her time at the Radiology Library. Her work was exceptional and she has positively impacted the success of her department. Nancy’s been accepted in St. John’s University and plans to pursue a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences; her goal is to obtain a position in a library or archives, where she can put her experience to practical use.
2009 University Libraries Distinguished Student Employee Award Recipient – Nancy Sciacca
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