April 17, 2015 | 2 p.m.
By Monique Kleinhuizen, Communications Strategist
Taylor Delzer ’15 was named Student Employee of the Year at a celebratory brunch on April 9. In her second year as the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) student supervisor, she has overseen student workers and taken on increasing responsibility in a time of transition for the library’s student worker team.
“Taylor is relentlessly reliable…she’s one of those rare student workers who can walk into the department, see what needs to be done, and get it done,” says Kaylin Creason, acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan supervisor and Delzer’s supervisor. Creason says that in Delzer’s time on the team, she’s helped design and maintain a new receipt organization system for material check-out, routing, and returns. She has taken on extra shifts during vacations and under-staffed times of the week, and frequently steps in to help train and lend her experience to new student workers. An accounting and finance major, Delzer’s attention to detail has come in handy in a job so focused on organization and order. “Taylor’s expertise has kept the ILL department going,” says Creason.
As part of the award, Delzer received a gift bag with Bethel merchandise, Sodexo dine dollars, a certificate, and recognition from President Jay Barnes. She was one of 13 student employees nominated by their campus supervisors for the honor, which is given annually by a cross-university committee. This year, 1,711 student workers—roughly 25 percent of all students—are employed in student positions at Bethel.