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Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library (Paperback)
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Students Lead the Library: The Importance of Student Contributions to the Academic Library (Paperback)

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Paperback 322 Pages / Published: 30/06/2017
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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, 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.

Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838988671
Number of pages: 322
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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