Elevating the Student Assistant: An Integrated Development Program for Student Library Assistants

Lori S Mestre, Jessica M. LeCrone

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Abstract

Libraries depend upon student workers to assist in the day-to-day operations of a unit. The range of activities varies, as does the amount of flexibility given to students to go beyond the routine. This case study details an approach that was shaped based on student input and creative brainstorming to engage and involve student workers in new ways as well as strategies to elevate their leadership roles. The approach encourages students to contribute their particular strengths and expertise in ways that not only enhance the library's mission but also elevate their experience at the library.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalCollege and Undergraduate Libraries
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015

Keywords

  • Academic libraries
  • peer-teaching
  • self-efficacy in students
  • student library assistants
  • supervision
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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