Student Advisors, Library Advocates: Getting Students Involved at Your Library
What is a library student advisory board and why does your library need one? Deuink and Seiler will share their vision for library student advisory boards--one that empowers the student voice and builds students into library advocates--and talk about the work of their clubs and the clubs' impact on the library and the campus. Seiler has been the advisor for a long-standing group at the Penn State Schuylkill campus for nine years and Deuink, formerly partnered with Seiler at Schuylkill, is now starting a library student advisory board at the Penn State Altoona campus. While Deuink can address the challenges of getting started afresh, Seiler can encourage persistence and address weathering inevitable changes over the years.