Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Library Student Liaison Program at Eastern Washington University: A Model for Student Engagement

Julie L. Miller | College & Undergraduate Libraries, 18 no. 1 (January/March 2011): 1-15

Abstract:

In 2006, Eastern Washington University (EWU) Libraries implemented a library student liaison program to enhance library efforts at student engagement. Reporting to the associate dean of libraries, the library student liaison is an undergraduate hired on a part-time basis to represent students within the library organization and to represent the library among the student body. The three goals of the program are (1) to enhance communications between EWU Libraries and the student body, (2) to articulate student perspectives on library services and help determine priorities for meeting student information needs, and (3) to increase student participation in library programs and activities. The student liaison develops an annual action plan to support these goals. Activities have included developing and maintaining the library's social networking sites, conducting student surveys, and implementing library events for students. Entering its fourth year, the student liaison program has been very effective in meeting desired outcomes.

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Conclusion

The library student liaison program has changed EWU Libraries in ways both desired, and, in  some cases, unanticipated. Not only doesthe library have more student-friendly tools or  communication (e.g., the library now has social networking sites maintained by a student for students), it also has a systematic communications plan with students as the target audience. In the past, public relations were often the last consideration when the library made a change in policy or services; now, public relations is integrated into the planning process. The library has more pathways to receive feedback from students, and that feedback is being incorporated into  the decision-making processes. In short, the student liaison’s presence insures that communication with students remains a priority. More students are attending library events and activities—for the simple reason that the library is offering more events and activities relevant to students. The student liaison is responsible for implementing programs of interest to students. Library faculty and administration call upon the liaison to support some of the library’s traditional programming (such as the annual Books2Eat event). The library is becoming a more welcoming place as a result of the liaison program. Perhaps the greatest change is that EWU Libraries have become more focused on serving students. Having an informed and articulate student liaison to participate in policy discussions and to provide input into operational decisions has changed the dynamic of library management. Library decision makers are no longer making decisions based on our own experiences as undergraduates and what we think students need— we’re listening to students express theirinformation needs. The library is engaging students more
and more effectively at EWU. In a twist on Gardner’s challenge, the library student liaison program is teaching EWU Libraries to love its students.

Source and Full Text Available At:

[http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=librarian_papers]

Grand Valley State University > Library Student Advisory Committee

Grand Valley State University

We need student input and support to meet your current and future needs. The Library Student Advisory Council works with the Libraries to develop and enhance the Libraries’ services, policies, resources and physical and digital spaces.

Council Goals:
  • Facilitate and strengthen communication between the Libraries and students
  • Bring ideas and issues to the attention of the Libraries
  • Provids feedback on issues such as marketing to students and changes to services, policies and hours
  • Provide advice on usability of library system interfaces
  • Identify and initiate joint projects or initiatives between the Libraries and students
  • Help library administrators understand student’s information and research needs
  • Provide an opportunity to increase awareness of library services and issues related to access, copyright, fair use, technology, etc.
  • Participate in user needs assessment and assist with the interpretation of results to improve library service quality
  • Advocate for and support of the University Libraries
Members serve at least one academic year and are be able to continue to serve on the council as long as they are currently enrolled at GVSU. The council meets twice a month to discuss and provide advice on issues, projects, and initiatives that affect the quality of the student experience with the GVSU University Libraries.

Source

[http://www.gvsu.edu/library/lsac/]

Lincoln Memorial University > Be a Health Sciences Library Ambassador!


Attention LMU-DCOM classes of 2013-2016 and PA classes of 2013-2014

I would like to have two students per each class of students to serve as a Health Sciences Library Ambassador. This is a new program to get the word out to other students about helpful library resources. My vision for this is for it to be student-driven. The ambassador can tell me what resource we have that he or she would like to promote, and, if freebies are available for that product, I will call reps and try to get posters, bookmarks, pens, keychains, etc. (whatever goodies they have) to give to that student to distribute to the rest of their class; there is no guarantee that I will be able to get enough items to give one item to each member of a class. As different resources are for different years, not all ambassadors will need to distribute the same materials at the same time. The helpful games and tutorials do not provide freebies so promotion of them and other similar resources will have to be done via other means. I welcome student ideas and look forward to watching the program evolve over time. I will expect the ambassadors to give me a heads up as to what they plan to do in advance just so I’m aware. I want the ambassador to distribute items in a fair manner and to not keep the best items for himself / herself. I can ship items to ambassadors who are off campus. I’d like the ambassador to have me review emails before they are distributed. There are resources for different clubs so ambassadors can make sure that the clubs to which they belong are aware of helpful things for their clubs; for example, the Mango database for learning languages is useful to the international medicine club, and some resources could be promoted at the pediatric health fair and others at the Doggy Dash (there are helpful games and tutorials and such for vet anatomy). Students can put in as little or as much time into the program as they like. Students can ask me to find things for their clubs and interests. I will simply appreciate the help with marketing and promotion of resources. I do not expect ambassadors to answer questions about products and do not want them to feel like they have to do so; they can refer all questions to me. If you are interested in being an ambassador, please email me at lisa.travis@lmunet.edu with your name and class by 8am on Monday, October 29. I will choose the 2 ambassadors for each class via drawings of all replies for each class sometime at the end of my work day on Monday, October 29.

[snip]

Source 

[http://library.lmunet.edu/medlib/lisas-blog]

Engaging the Disengaged, Indefinitely, and with No Budget: Creating a Sustainable Model for Student Library Ambassadors


Mike Clifford*, Elizabeth Gadd(1), Jenny Coombs(2), Carol Hollier(2), Ginny Franklin(1), Karen
McCormick(1), Paul Maynard(3), Peter Willmot(3), Maurice FitzGerald(4)

*Correspondence to: Mike Clifford, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham,
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD. E-mail: mike.clifford@nottingham.ac.uk
(1)University Library, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
(2)George Green Library, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
(3) Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University,
Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
(4) Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Abstract: University Libraries offer a wide range of services and facilities to help enhance the student learning experience and to aid the transition into learning at University. Often, too few Science and Engineering students fully engage with the services and facilities on offer and therefore do not benefit from the opportunities available to them. Drawing on research highlighting the value of peer support, and the fact that students are far more likely to use their peers as an information source than ‘experts’, Loughborough University Library obtained small project funding in 2010 to employ four Student Ambassadors in a pilot project to improve student engagement with the Library. The successful project demonstrated the potency of the idea in engaging with students, particularly non-users, a large proportion of which are based in the Science and Engineering Faculties.

In the absence of continued funding, the challenge, addressed here, is how to make such posts sustainable. Past experience at both Nottingham and Loughborough Universities has proven how difficult it is to recruit students on a voluntary basis to engage with University Libraries.

In this paper, an innovative and creative method of recruiting and supporting “Learning Resource Leaders” (LRLs) at Nottingham and Loughborough Universities is discussed. The strategies employed have resulted in the recruitment of four LRLs – two at each institution – supported by an industrial sponsor who provides a package of non-monetary incentives. The paper also describes the techniques used by the LRLs to disseminate information about the resources offered by the University Libraries and to engage with the student cohort.

Keywords; student engagement, sustainability, industrial sponsors, library, learning
resources.

4th International Symposium for Engineering Education, 2012, The University of Sheffield, July 2012, UK

Source and Link to Full Text Available At

[http://isee2012.group.shef.ac.uk/docs/papers/paper_23.pdf]


Queens University Belfast > Library Ambassador


The position should give the volunteers some insight into library work, in particular the public service aspect of it during the induction weeks.

The period of employment will be for three weeks - Welcome Week and the first two weeks of the new academic year.  The role of the student ambassadors will be to enhance the student experience by interacting with new students and helping them to become familiar with the library service.

The Ambassadors will primarily have a roving support role, helping students to use the self-issue, the laptop loan service and the printing facilities.

They may also field general queries about resources and will need to be able to demonstrate how to use the catalogue and find material on the shelves.

They may help to man the Welcome Stand in the Library which is a promotional event as well as assist staff with library induction tours at the start of term.

For further information contact Jacqueline McCurry j.mccurry@qub.ack

 Source and Link Available At:

Humber College > Student Library Advisory Council

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Humber Libraries strives to encourage, maintain and exchange dialogue between library staff and Humber’s diverse student population through its commitment to the development of a Student Library Advisory Council.

The goals of SLAC are to:
  • Help identify and prioritize gaps in library services to improve the overall student experience.
  • Be a forum for students to give feedback to the library on service expectations.
  • Create a positive, inclusive and collaborative relationship between the student community and Humber Libraries.
  • Impart SLAC members with a greater understanding of research, collections, information literacy and library services.
  • Increase student awareness of the library by being ambassadors for their programs.
  • Give SLAC members the opportunity to gain volunteer experience and explore their professional and creative potential within a college environment.
Council Members

2013-2014: To be announced.

Join SLAC >

Current News and Projects >

Contact SLAC >

Source and Links Available At:

Friday, August 30, 2013

Student Assistants as Library Ambassadors: An Academic Library's Public Relations Initiative



Douglas F. Hasty > Technical Services Quarterly18, no. 2 (2001)': 31-40.

Abstract

The successful delivery of customer service skills in the library is an important component of public relations. Within academic libraries, there is a group of employees who are willing and able to provide excellent service skills. The library student assistant has been relied upon to staff service desks and areas where direct, repeated daily contact with patrons is part of his or her job. However, these part-time, temporary employees are seldom given formal training and recognition to ensure that the library's service philosophies receive full compliance. The development of a customer service training initiative and an employee recognition program for the library student assistant would be an advantageous staff development concept.

Source and Link to Full Text Available At 

[http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J124v18n02_03#.UiE5iZLVCGF]

For Subscribers Only

University of Florida > Education Library Student Ambassador


Job Title: Education Library Student Ambassador

Basic Function and Responsibility: 

Student ambassadors will act as official liaisons between the Education Library, their academic department and various student organizations within the UF College of Education. Ambassadors will foster communication, increase awareness of library services and resources throughout the college and serve as a "voice" for their fellow students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Act as liaison between fellow students, academic program and library staff
  2. Evaluate library resources and provide input on the selection of new library materials
  3. Provide feedback on library services and/or suggest new services
  4. Assist with the planning and implementation of library events
  5. Market and promote library resources, services, workshops and events throughout the COE
  6. Assist with instruction and training of fellow students (i.e.: co-present with librarians, suggest new workshops, offer feedback on content etc.)

Entry-Level Qualifications:

  1. Upperclassmen (Junior or above) or graduate student
  2. College of Education major or minor
  3. Able to serve for two consecutive semesters (Fall '12 - Spring '13)
  4. Available to work on campus for up to 30 hours per semester

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Public speaking experience
  2. Participation in student organizations or college events

A $500 honorarium will be awarded to each Education Library student ambassador at the end of service.

Source and Links Available At 

[http://uflib.ufl.edu/educ/ambassador.html]

University of Southern Carolina > Library Ambassadors to the Residence Halls


Program Details

The USC Libraries are seeking energetic incoming freshmen to serve as Library Ambassadors to the Residence Halls for the 2013-14 academic year.  Ambassadors are required to:
  • Attend training sessions scheduled during the first month of classes
  • Outreach to other students living in the Ambassador’s residence hall and be available to those who have questions regarding library research 
  • Complete a capstone project to promote the USC Libraries’ services and resources (see below for more information)
  • Represent the Library at campus events
Library Ambassadors will receive a $600 stipend awarded in two disbursements: $300 in November 2013 and $300 in March 2014 (contingent on completion of the capstone project). Ambassadors are expected to keep a log of hours and activities undertaken as part of the position.  Hours will be flexible in accordance with the student’s schedule and life in the residence halls.
Source and Links Available At

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kansas State University > Student Ambassadors

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Application Deadline | Friday, September 27, 2013

The Libraries Student Ambassadors serve as advocates and representatives for K-State Libraries at social, cultural, and fundraising activities. Ambassadors also provide valuable feedback on the Libraries initiatives and services, as well as advocate for the perspectives of the student body.

The Ambassador program provides students with leadership skills, professional connections, and the opportunity to make a positive impact at K-State.

Who are K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors?

The Libraries Student Ambassadors are an elite group of undergraduate and graduate students who represent various colleges and interests. Their opinions and ideas help shape the future of K-State Libraries.

Qualifications

  • Strong interest in making a positive impact by improving and advocating for the Libraries
  • Committed to attending training and meetings in order to provide constructive and insightful feedback to the Libraries
  • Uses the Libraries: online resources, print/physical resources, and/or physical space
  • Comfortable speaking with individuals or small groups
  • Willingness to explore and discover innovative solutions
  • How do I become a K-State Library Student Ambassador?

Apply online by Friday, September 27, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled with a select number of applicants following the written application deadline.

Responsibilities

  • Monthly meetings (with meals provided)
  • Two years of service (unless you are a graduating student)
  • Four hours of service per month

Advisors

Adriana Gonzalez - Faculty and Graduate Services Department Head

Darchelle Martin - Events and Programs Coordinator

Sara K. Kearns - Undergraduate/Community Services Department Head

Source Available At:

[http://www.lib.k-state.edu/ambassadors]

Saturday, August 24, 2013

GWLA Student Library Advocacy Survey


Colleagues/

While I will continue my own efforts, I have decided to focus my investigation primarily on Student Library Advocacy activities by the libraries of the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) ,  as well the ISU Peer 11 institutions .

I am requesting your assistance in identifying  all candidates for my _Student Library Advocacy_ blog that is "devoted to documenting initiatives in which students are directly or indirectly involved in promoting library collections, events, services, etc. to fellow students, as well as to faculty, and/or staff."

It is located at 


In addition to ISU, the GWLA  llibraries are:i
  • Arizona State University
  • Baylor University Libraries
  • Brigham Young University
  • Colorado State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Rice University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wyoming
  • Utah State University
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University in St. Lou
I have created a new SurveyMonkey survey and request assistance in identifying appropriate items for each:

GWLA Institution and Appropriate Web Address(es)

> Institution
> Relevant Web Address and Summary Text (If Available)

Programs

> Conference(s)
> Seminar(s)
> Other

Publications

> Article(s)
> Paper(s)
> Presentation(s)
> Other

Please copy and paste the name and web address for each entry, if available.

NOTE: ALL Submissions are Anonymous

Thanks For Your Assistance !

The survey is available at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TPWTBT8

DiISCLAIMER: This is an independent survey and is not associated directly with the GWLA organization.

Regards,

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011 

Peer 11 Student Library Advocacy Survey

Colleagues/

While I will continue my own efforts, I am requesting your assistance in identifying  all candidates for my _Student Library Advocacy_ blog


I have decided to primarily focus my investigation of Student Library Advocacy on the Iowa State University Peer 11 institutions.

In addition to ISU, the Peer 11 institutions are:
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
I have created a new SurveyMonkey survey  at 


and request assistance in identifying appropriate items for each:

Peer 11 Institution

> Institution

Programs

> Conference(s)
> Seminar(s)
> Webinar(s)
> Other

Publications

> Article(s)
> Paper(s)
> Presentation(s)
> Other

NOTE: ALL Submissions are Anonymous

Please copy and paste the name and web address for each entry, if available.

Thanks For Your Assistance !
Regards,

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
and
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gustavus Adolphus College > Student Orgs > Faces of Folke


Statement Of Purpose/ Mission

We are a student-led organization currently made up of only library student employees. Our aim is to increase student involvement in the library through marketing, event planning, and interaction. We are responsible for: organizing social events for library staff and student employees, helping with library projects, library marketing, and to act as a liaison between library staff and students.

Constitution

Constitution Faces of Folke Name of Organization: The name of this organization shall be Faces of Folke. Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to increase student involvement in the library through marketing, event planning, and interaction. The organization will have the following responsibilities: Organize social events for library students and staff Help with library projects Help with library marketing Act as a liaison between library staff and students

Membership requirements: Membership in this group is initially open only to student employees of the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library (Gustavus Library). Members will be selected by an application process the prior semester. After the first semester (Fall ’12), the executive board will decide whether or not to open membership up to non-library employees. Board members will be selected by the President Membership can and will be revoked by a ¾ vote at any time.

Executive board:

The following officer positions shall exist within the Faces of Folke organization: President, Secretary, Treasurer/Fundraising, and Historian. All officers must be full-time students in good standing who are enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College. In addition, all officers must be student employees at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. The duties of each office are described as follows:

President:

  • To organize and preside over weekly meetings 
  • To lead each full-group meeting 
  • To act as a liaison between the Library and Faces of Folke. 
  • To meet monthly with the faculty advisor 
  • To discuss plans for the following month and reflect on the past month. 
  • To meet monthly with the library’s Outreach and Promotions committee. 
  • To oversee all programming done by the Faces of Folke organization. 

Secretary:

  • To keep a written record of all group meetings 
  • To send meeting minutes via e-mail to all group members 
  • To keep a record of meetings within the committee they represent and share this with the president. Treasurer/Fundraising: 
  • To maintain the finances of the organization and keep records of all financial matters To organize and oversee fundraising efforts for the group. Historian 
  • To document events within the organization 
  • To write up summaries of each event and post to the group website 
  • To take pictures of events and post them to the group website 

If the Board votes to allow non-employees to join the organization after the first semester (or any time after), an additional office of Campus Representative will be added.

This officer’s duties will be as follows:

  • To offer an outside opinion on library and group issues 
  • To act as a representative for the student body 
  • To communicate with others outside of the library so as to accurately represent all students 

Elections 

[more]

Advisor 

[snip]

Amendments 

[snip]

Affiliations

N/A

Application Type

Apply

Website (Permission Required)

[https://sites.google.com/a/gustavus.edu/faces-of-folke/]

Source Available At:

[https://gustavus.edu/studentorgs/organizations/106]

_Student Library Advocates_ Google Group Launched


A new Google Group named Student Library Advocacy has been created at

[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/student-library-advocates]

It is intended to serve as a forum for relevant announcements and discussion relating to initiatives in which students are directly or indirectly involved in promoting library collections, events, services, etc. to fellow students, as well as to faculty, and/or staff.

Anyone can join and anyone can view postings. However, only members can post or view the members list.

To subscribe to a group via email, send an email to

student-library-advocates+subscribe@googlegroups.com

It is a companion to the Student Library Advocacy blog located at

[http://studentlibraryambassadors.blogspot.com/]

Monday, August 19, 2013

Reaching Students: Developing a Library Student Ambassador Program

Tiffany Baglier / University of Florida Education Library's FLA Conference 2013 



[http://prezi.com/flxhxrpslp6h/reaching-students-developing-a-library-student-ambassador-program/]



“Once a Library Ambassador, Always a Library Ambassador!” Using Peer Mentoring to Integrate the Library into the First-Year Academic Experience and Beyond



Katharin Peter | Social Sciences Data Librarian at the University of Southern California and former Program Coordinator for the USC Libraries Library Ambassadors to the Residence Halls Pilot Program,

Introduction

In contrast to the librarian-as-expert pedagogical model, peer-mentoring provides for a collaborative learning environment where students can be both experts and learners.  For libraries, such initiatives while relatively inexpensive and straightforward to implement, can  have far-reaching outcomes: by empowering student representatives with leadership opportunities, libraries  can encourage a sense of pride and ownership in the students so that they will represent the library to their  peers and be peer mentors not only for the term of their  appointment but on an ongoing basis. This paper will  present the results of one-year pilot peer-mentoring  program at the University of Southern California (USC) in which a cohort of incoming freshmen were appointed to serve as Library Ambassadors to the Residence Halls and tasked with promoting library resources and  services to their peers, serving as first-responders for library-related questions in their residence halls, and independently developing capstone projects designed  to promote the library to other students.

[more]

Source and Full Text Available At

Lafayette College > Library Ambassadors


Mission & Accomplishments

The Library Ambassadors is a student group charged with increasing communication between the Lafayette College Library and the student body. Ambassadors play an active role in advising librarians and library staff on improvements to library services, resources, and policies.

Since its founding in 2008, Ambassadors have:

  • Met with representatives from the Library, Information Technology, Skillman cafe, Public Safety, and Residence Life staff;
  • Successfully lobbied the library for increased hours;
  • Received private viewings of rare materials from Special Collections & College Archives, including of the Marquis de Lafayette sword; and
  • Helped to man the library's table at the Student Organization Fair and to run the library's first-year scavenger hunt.

In addition, representatives from the Library Ambassadors have been selected to serve on the Friends of Skillman Library Council, a group of faculty, alumni, and community members who plan library events and raise money for the purchase of library materials.

Source Available At:

[http://library.lafayette.edu/ambassadors]

University of Missouri > Ridenhour MU Libraries Student Ambassadors


Goals of the Ambassador Program

  • To educate undergraduates about what the MU Libraries can do for them.
  • To encourage undergraduates to come to the MU Libraries on-line and in person and seek assistance with library research.
  • To obtain input from undergraduates in order to facilitate planning.

What Is Required of Ambassadors?

Ambassadors volunteer their time and will spend an average of 5-10 hours a month on the following activities:

  • Visit classes and present brief talks about the libraries, give tours at Ellis Library.
  • Staff a table during major campus events such as Summer Welcome and New Student Orientation.
  • Serve as an advisory group to the MU Libraries Communications Committee.
  • Attend monthly meetings.
  • Assist with planning and participate in promotional activities such as a video contest.
  • Attend alumni events such as Homecoming Open House and Library Society Dinner.

Being an MU Libraries Student Ambassador is an excellent opportunity and a fun way to gain experience and leadership skills.

[snip]

The Ellis Monthly: A Publication of the Student Ambassadors

  • May 2010
  • October 2010
  • December 2010

Source and Links Available At:

[http://library.missouri.edu/about/studentambassadors/]

Wake Forest University > Meet the Library Ambassadors, 2013


In the Fall, 2011 semester, the Library Ambassadors began as a class project by a student who was interested in increasing student involvement in ZSR programs, providing a ready made “focus group” of interested individuals who care deeply about the library and giving students a streamlined method to have their opinions about the library heard. While the original Library Ambassador, Katherine Feeney, has graduated now, the idea she started has taken root and grown into this year’s Library Ambassador team.

This past fall, the Ambassadors assisted the library staff volunteers with “Wake the Library,” helping the entire event go smoothly. They also brought fresh new components to our program, for example, suggesting that we hand out candy as a pick me up to students studying in the library during finals. Together, they generated other ideas that will be rolled out in coming months. We anticipate great benefits will come from our partnership and look forward to working with them so we can make ZSR an even more welcoming destination for students looking for a place to study, meet, collaborate, and learn.

[more]

Source Available At:

[http://cloud.lib.wfu.edu/blog/gazette/2013/01/10/meet-the-library-ambassadors-2013/]

Pepperdine University > Working in the Library. Library Ambassador


Library Ambassadors (LAs) go beyond the functions of basic library tasks and provide research support services to fellow undergraduates.

LAs assist in answering student questions regarding access to information, provide assistance locating books and other materials in the stacks, refer and set up appointments for students to meet with the appropriate librarians, inform students about all of the support services available through the library and ACE. LAs also staff the ACE and iPoint service desks, contribute to the library’s research guides, InfoGuides. LAs will work on special projects to help the library improve the current website and support outreach to other students as well as complete a weekly research exercises and submit the complete exercise on-time (this is to be done during work hours when the desk is slow).

[snip]

Source and Full Text Available At:

[http://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/jobs]

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Berkeley College > Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC)


SLAC Mission and Objective
Mission

To ensure that the library is providing an inclusive environment with resources, facilities and services conducive to student learning and success.

Objective

The Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) is a student run committee that meets regularly to discuss and seek resolution and improvement on all matters relating to the Campus Library.   The Library Director consults with the committee chair or co-chairs to develop agendas and schedule meetings.  Council member activity may include:

  • Offering a student perspective on library issues
  • Developing and deploying awareness campaigns
  • Serving as library ambassadors during open houses
  • Eliciting periodic feedback from student’s through ‘hallway’ mini surveys

Source

[http://berkeleycollege.libguides.com/newarklibrarySLAC]

Clemson University > What Are Library Ambassadors


What Are Library Ambassadors

The purpose of the Library Ambassador’s Board is to assist the Dean of the Libraries in maintaining and enhancing the excellence of the Clemson University Libraries.

In this role, the Library Ambassador’s have the following functions in assisting the Dean

  • To transmit the mission, accomplishments, needs and aspirations;
  • To represent the needs, interests, and capacities of the community;
  • To assist with fundraising and development activities on behalf of the Library;
  • To advocate for special causes and needs of the Library to external constituencies; and
  • To aid with collaborative projects.


Library Ambassadors are responsible for:

  • Attending and participating in board meetings;
  • Understanding the mission, functions, and services of the Library;
  • Sharing personal expertise and contacts for the benefit of the Library;
  • Being advocates for the Library within the University and externally with business, community, legislature, and other constituencies;
  • Initiating relationships that result in business/Clemson University Libraries partnerships (including opening doors);
  • Assisting in the recruitment of new members; and
  • Providing personal financial support according to the Board’s giving guidelines.


Source and Profiles of  Library Ambassadors (2013) Available At:

[http://www.clemson.edu/library/giving/whatAreLibraryAmbassadors/]