Hi Everyone! Supervising is new to me, and so far I find it enjoyable. I supervise two students who are great, very prompt and efficient. The hardest part is making sure there are projects to keep them busy, especially on the really slow days. I am sure things will not always be so great, and I hope that I can remember what I learned in the management class in library school to make sure any issues are handled appropriately. We love to show them how much we appreciate their hard work in the library by giving them candy on holidays and birthdays and featuring a “Student of the Week” on the student library blog.
I am just curious how many of us supervise student workers, pages, and clerks in our libraries? Do you have any stories about supervising workers? What are some things that you do to recognize and show appreciation for your workers?