DR@ISU is proud to introduce our two new student employees, Caleb Burt and Lance Durand. Caleb a sophomore Aerospace Engineering student enrolled in the concurrent B.S.-M.B.A. program, while Lance is a junior Marketing major. Currently, both students are getting acclimated to the DR workload by working through Sketch. As described in an earlier post by Lorrie, Sketch is an English journal produced by students here at Iowa State. When it came to training new students, we decided that Sketch would be a great way of exposing them to a wide variety of tasks that they will encountering while working with DR@ISU, including splitting PDFs, working with the Library’s Digital Initiatives Unit and uploading metadata into the repository.
As they become more confident and comfortable with the workload, we plan on giving them more specialized projects, comparable to the work that our current student Ben did with the SafePork project. We are excited to have them join our team and can’t wait to see how their progress.