University libraries employ students to perform a variety of entry-level tasks. With planning and commitment from library personnel, this employment can provide additional educational opportunities for students through mentoring, reinforcement of coursework, and even support of career goals post-graduation. This poster will describe the research-in-progress at one public university library employing students to complete visual arts projects in support of library marketing and teaching initiatives. The focus of this research is on the use of portfolio assessment as a means to evaluate and guide student creative works produced as a function of their library employment. Presented at the Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference 2018.