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Students lead the library. The importance of student contributions to the academic library.

Author: Sara Arnold-Garza; Carissa Tomlinson
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Academic librarians are driven by the belief that student scholars are at the heart of the library. Our collections, programs, and services become meaningful when students use and learn from them. We build our websites and other digital services, our buildings, marketing and communication strategies, and content to meet their needs. The library exists, at least in large part, for the students-and student employment,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Arnold-Garza; Carissa Tomlinson
ISBN: 9780838988671 0838988679
OCLC Number: 1012602750
Description: 322 pages
Contents: IntroductionSetting the ContextPart 1: Students as EmployeesChapter 1. Leading, Learning, and Earning: Creating a Meaningful Student Employment Program Beth Hoag and Sarah SagmoenChapter 2. The Library as Leadership Incubator: A Case Study of Towson University's A-LIST Program Carissa Tomlinson and Sara Arnold-GarzaChapter 3. The Front Face of Library Services: How Student Employees Lead the Library at Grand Valley State University Kristin Meyer and Jennifer TorreanoChapter 4. Aligning Values, Demonstrating Value: Peer Educator Programs in the Library Krista Bianco and Joannah O'HatnickPart 2: Students as CuratorsChapter 5. Community Collections: Nurturing Student Curators Julia Glassman, Simon Lee, Danielle Salomon, and Doug WorshamChapter 6. "Leave Your Legacy": Student-led Contributions of University Experience to the Special Collections and Archives Ashley Todd-Diaz, Shari Scribner, and Kylie LewisChapter 7. We Didn't Break Twitter: Student Control of the Library's Social Media Channels Jamie P. KohlerPart 3: Students as AmbassadorsChapter 8. Student to Student Marketing & Engagement: A Case Study of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Peer Guides Joan M. BarnesChapter 9. Getting on the Inside: Developing a Discipline-Based Student Ambassador Program April Hines, Tiffany Baglier, and Ben WalkerChapter 10. Implementing a Peer Support Program for International Students: A Case Study at McGill University Library Tara Mawhinney and Jennifer Congyan ZhaoPart 4: Library as ClientChapter 11. Keep It Local: Tapping Student Expertise to Build Better Libraries Luke LeitherChapter 12. Applied Learning and the Academic Library: Creating Opportunities for Students to LeadAnne Pemberton, Laura Wiegand, and Christopher RhodesPart 5: Student Groups as Library LeadersChapter 13. Mobilizing Student Leaders to Enhance a First-Year Cohort Program Marybeth McCartin, Nicole E. Brown, and Paula FeidChapter 14. Two-Way Street: Ambassadors Sharing the Road Adriana Gonzalez, Sara K. Kearns, Darchelle Martin, and Jason B. ReedPart 6: Students as Library DesignersChapter 15. Just Ask Them! Designing Services and Spaces on the Foundation of Student Feedback Emily Daly, Joyce Chapman, and Thomas CrichlowChapter 16. Pizza for Your Thoughts: Building a Vibrant Dialogue with Students through Informal Focus Groups Kenneth J. Burhanna
Responsibility: Sara Arnold-Garza; Carissa Tomlinson.

Abstract:

Academic librarians are driven by the belief that student scholars are at the heart of the library. Our collections, programs, and services become meaningful when students use and learn from them. We build our websites and other digital services, our buildings, marketing and communication strategies, and content to meet their needs. The library exists, at least in large part, for the students-and student employment, leadership, and input into the library can increase engagement and outreach and improve both the library and the students it employs. In six parts-Students as Employees, Students as Curators, Students as Ambassadors, the Library as Client, Student Groups as Library Leaders, and Students as Library Designers-Students Lead the Library provides case studies of programs and initiatives that seek student input, assistance, and leadership in the academic library. Through the library, students can develop leadership skills, cultivate high levels of engagement, and offer peer learning opportunities. Through the students, libraries can create participatory design processes, enhancement and transformation of the library's core functions, and expressed library value for stakeholders. 'Students Lead the Library' gives practical perspectives and best practices for implementing these kinds of initiatives in ways that can be easily adopted to fit many different needs and circumstances. It's useful to libraries seeking to improve their services to students, reach out to new student populations, give students experiential learning opportunities, and even mitigate staffing shortages.

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