Student assistants play an important role to the success of the University of Missouri Libraries. In fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017), the University Libraries employed 244 students. Those 244 students worked in over 30 units throughout Ellis library and the all of the specialty libraries and off-campus locations. Students assist in everything from helping patrons checkout books and answering reference questions; to working behind the scenes to shelve, catalog, and digitize materials. Every aspect of the operations of the libraries are affected and aided by our student workforce. Our student assistants contributed over 45,000 hours of work time to the mission of the Libraries; upholding the values of Access, People, Service, and Stewardship.