Nick Madama has worked for University Libraries for three semesters as a student employee and said that his position has “fostered a great amount of professional growth.” According to Madama, the communication skills he’s developed as a circulation employee have given him a solid foundation for future employment. Our scholarship committee certainly agreed, as he was chosen as one of the recipients of the 2023 University Libraries Student Employee Scholarships. Get to know Madama and his thoughts on working for University Libraries in this Q&A!
Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Nick Madama, and I am a third-year English major at The Ohio State University. I am also pursuing a music minor.
What drew you to working with University Libraries as a student employee?
One reason I wanted to work with University Libraries as a student is because of how great of an environment it is. Thompson Library provides many great spaces to study. I also value the flexibility that my job has provided me. Regardless of my class schedule, I can always consistently work.
What is something you’ve learned by working for University Libraries?
I have only begun to learn how many materials are available. Working in circulation, I am always fascinated to see the wide variety of subjects that are checked out every day.
How will this scholarship impact your time as a student at Ohio State?
This scholarship will make my time as a student at Ohio State much easier, as it will relieve some of the financial burden required to get my degree.
What would you say to other students who are considering working for University Libraries?
I encourage anyone looking into working for University Libraries to follow through. I am surrounded by supportive and hard-working people who make working for University Libraries rewarding and insightful.