From Training to Learning: Developing Student Employees Through Experiential Learning Design

H. Bussell, J. Hagman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, the authors argue for moving student employee training programs beyond a sole focus on training students for effective service, to training based on experiential learning principles. The authors describe the development of an experiential approach for two student positions in the Ohio University Libraries' social media and video production work. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the challenges in this approach, and addresses issues of scaling the model to larger student employment programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Experiential Library
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Academic and Research Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning
EditorsPete McDonnell
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780081007785
ISBN (Print)9780081007754
StatePublished - Sep 20 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication
  • High-impact practices
  • Instructional design
  • Library marketing
  • Outreach
  • Social media
  • Student employee training programs
  • Student engagement
  • Video production
  • Workplace learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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