504 Hale Library
Manhattan, KS 66506
K-State Libraries employ approximately 60 part-times students each year. These students are commited to our success, and we couldn’t run the Libraries without them. With this award we want to acknowledge and honor our dedicated student employees serving in the Libraries.
If you have an outstanding student we encourage you to nominate them for this award.
The winner will receive a framed certificate and small gift.
Nominations are accepted the 1st of each month through the end of the month. No late nominations will be accepted.
Ross Jensby, Student Specialist in the Communications & Marketing Department, is the October Student Employee of the month.
Ross has been an invaluable part of the Communications & Marketing Department since his first day on the job this fall. He brainstormed and developed a large portion of the Open Access campaign, including the display shelves on the second floor and a video about the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative. The video received great attention on social media and was shown at an SGA meeting.
Ross came up with the idea to create a Buzzfeed quiz, "Which K-State Library Are You?," and executed the project, which was launched after Thanksgiving break. The related #SpecialPlaceInHale drawing came straight from research he did into other university libraries' social media campaigns.
Ross has also been a reliable, creative, funny manager for @halelibrarychat this semester. He tracks both commentary on Twitter that mention @kstatelibraries and tweets in our region that mention hale or library and then provides humorous, informative, on-message responses. Student feedback to his tweets is overwhelmingly positive.
Finally, when his supervisior was unexpectedly out of the office for a few weeks, Ross stepped up and did even more monitoring of the @kstatelibraries account. His supervisior said she didn't have a second of hesitation about trusting him to hold down the social media fort while she was gone.