14th Annual Library Student Staff Appreciation Luncheon

For the past 14 years The University Libraries host a luncheon each Spring to acknowledge and say thank you to our student staff for their hard work and dedication to the libraries.  The annual student staff lunch is also a time of recognition for achievements and award presentations.  The food is provided by Library Administration and the library Faculty /Staff join in on the fun and contribute the desserts, fruit and drinks each year.


Jeremy Reifer from Access Services – Circulation and Health Science Library is the 2017 Recipient for the University Libraries Distinguished Student Employee Award.  This award was established in 2004 by the university libraries faculty/staff to reward University Libraries student staff member(s) who exhibit exemplary work and commitment to the University Libraries.


The Thomas Jefferson Award is funded by an anonymous donor and friend of library to provide recognition and reduce the financial pressures on the recipient who has exhibited reasonable citizenship, determination and diligence toward his/her studies.  In the Fall semester 2015 the donor increased the award from annual to a bi-annual award.  In addition to the monetary award from the donor, the recipients receive a plaque for remembrance and are recognized in front of their peers.


Jeremy Reifer was recipient of the 2016 Fall semester Thomas Jefferson Award.  He received his plaque in the Fall semester.  We recognized this accomplishment during the library student staff appreciation luncheon.


Jacky Zheng from Health Sciences Library is the 2017 Spring semester recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award.  Jeremy received his plaque and was recognized at the luncheon for his accomplishments.



Each year student supervisors want to acknowledge student staff who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the libraries.  This year 25 student employees received a “All Star” recognition Certificate as a way of acknowledging their hard work throughout the year.



There was a time of Special Presentations to recognize the outstanding work and acknowledge the achievements for the following student staff:


  • Jenifer Holden from Library IT
  • Grace Im from the Health Sciences Library
  • Brian Guardado from the Health Sciences Library


Written by Pamela Di Pasquale, SBU Libraries Sr. Staff Asst. Student Employment / Personnel



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