Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Outstanding Student Employee Award

The Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library Outstanding Student Employee Award was established in 2021 to recognize students who consistently demonstrate professionalism and high standards of performance in the role of student library employee.

Student workers play a vital part in the daily operation of the library. They provide quality customer service while assisting users with checking out materials, booking study rooms, assisting with technology and printers, keeping the library stacks in order, carrying out special projects, and many other tasks that are essential to the library’s mission.

Criteria for Award:

  • Completes two academic semesters as a library employee.
  • Shows commitment and dedication to the library; attendance is excellent and they are always on time for work.
  • Demonstrates professionalism when interacting with other student workers, supervisors, and library staff.
  • Demonstrates consistent quality of work in contributing to library projects and tasks.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • Exhibits a high level of customer service when interacting with patrons.

2022 Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Outstanding Student Employee Award - Spencer Jordan

Spencer has been a student worker at the Library since 2019 and is majoring in Human Services at Fitchburg State.  His work ethic and attitude make him stand out as a student employee.  He is both welcoming and responsive to all users of the library.  His approachable presence at the circulation and research help desks allows other students to feel comfortable about asking for help. He is kind, compassionate, and a thoughtful human being.  During challenging pandemic months, he came to work without pause and continued to assist users with navigating the library and its resources.

Spencer is a superb mentor for new student employees and unfailing in his willingness to pick up shifts for his peers at the very last minute, even coming in as late as 10pm. All of these things credit him as the ultimate co-worker.

In recognition of Spencer's excellent service, the book, Queer: A Graphic History, was dedicated in his honor to the Library's collection.