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This article is for administrators, department heads, supervisors and anyone who employs students to assist with the day to day operation of their organization and want to maximize the experience and benefit for both the student and the organization. As service is the heart of the librarianship, it is critical that anyone working in the library start with a good foundation of training, tools and expectations in order to provide high quality service regardless of what area they are employed in. This is particularly important for student employees hired by the library many of which have never held a job let alone worked in a library. A good student employee orientation provides that foundation and leads to the development of good work ethics, a more positive work experience, collegiality and a habit of incorporating learning experiences as part of the job.