Pitts Student Employment Highlights: Erica Bitting

As the summer comes to a close, Pitts thanks its student employees for their excellent work and dedication to the library’s mission in and outside of the building this past year. Pitts Theology Library employs over thirty graduate and undergraduate students during the school year in various positions. Student assistants learn a wide range of skills, such as cataloging new materials, maintaining the library’s book stacks, and digitizing images from Pitts’ rare books collection for the Digital Image Archive. Student assistants at Pitts are able to gain hands-on library experience while developing skills that will carry over to their future professions.

One such student assistant left a noticeable impact on Pitts in its outreach and communications. Erica Bitting offered her skills in graphic design and writing to assist staff in producing newsletters, print publications, the summer reading blog, and more. Every time you opened the library’s weekly Pitts Prospectus, discovered new purchases in the collection, or even invested in customized Initial Letter notecards, you’ll find traces of Erica’s hand!

When asked about her employment experience at Pitts, Erica said “Working as a student library assistant at Pitts Theology Library has been my favorite experience at Candler. The librarians at Pitts have supported me academically and professionally the past three years, and their dedication continues to inspire me. I am so grateful to have been a part of this community.  The knowledge and connections I have gained here are invaluable to me, and I am excited to step into my next chapter knowing I have their continued support!”

The staff at Pitts wish Erica, along with all our graduating student assistants, the best as they move into vocations in ministry and beyond. Want to join the Pitts team as a student assistant this fall? Visit pitts.emory.edu/jobs to view open positions and apply!