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Student Employment in Academic Libraries Symposium

Day 1 Program

*Times listed are Eastern Time

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • Bringing Their Whole Selves to Work: Capitalizing on Student Employee Strengths to Improve Their Employment Experience and the Library (Kate Wenger, Chatham University)
  • Navigating Fulfilling Student Employment: Mutually Beneficial Work Cultures (Shelby Hebert and Sierra Laddusaw, Texas Tech University)
  • 15-minute Q&A

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Session 2: 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

  • Career Readiness and Advanced Information Literacy Skills: From High Impact Practices to Programmatic Assessment (Christopher Proctor, IU Southeast)
  • Beyond Bookshelves: Exploring the Implementation and Outcomes of a Professional Development Program for Library Student Assistants (Franklin Ofsthun, University of Maryland)
  • 15-minute Q&A

Session 3: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

  • Power and Convenience: Methodological and Ethical Considerations for Student Workers and Assessments (Manda Sexton, Kennesaw State University)
  • Unifying the Student Experience: A Library Wide Supervisors Committee Approach (Amanda Peters, Allyssa Bruce, Erin Davis, and Erica Ervin, University of Michigan)
  • 15-minute Q&A

Session 4: 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

  • Making Student Employment Meaningful to Student Employees (Jennifer A. DeVito, Stony Brook University)
  • Motivating and Retaining Library Student Assistants in Access Services (Catherine Paolillo and Christopher Marcum, University of San Diego)
  • 15-minute Q&A

Day 2 Program

*Times listed are Eastern Time

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • Student Management: Acknowledgement, Active Engagement and Accountability  (Mary Calo, Brandeis University)
  • Trusting our Students: How Standard Setting Makes or Breaks a Team (Katrina M. Schell, Casey Macolino, and Ari Wheeler, Hamilton College)
  • 15-minute Q&A

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Poster Session: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Work skills self-assessment for library student assistants (Tess Graham, University of Mississippi)
  • Creating a Culture of Gratitude with Library Student Employees (Katy Webb, Yale University)
  • Growing Library Student Employment as a High Impact Practice (Maggie Clarke, CSUDH)

Session 2: 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

  • The Research and Scholarly Communication Peer Associate Program: Medical & Health Science Students Take the Lead (Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Genevieve Lifka-Reselman, Elizabeth Pryor, and Fue Vue, Des Moines University)
  • Graduate Student Assistants and the Library – A Symbiotic Relationship (Tricia Venzke, Sarah Henry Boggs, and Katrina B. Rouan, Wayne State University)
  • 15-minute Q&A

Session 3: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

  • #Bookstagram: Implementing Collaboration Social Media Training in the Library  (Alex O'Keefe and Alex Bortell, School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
  • Why the Library? Students' Perspectives on the Value of their Work (Liz Vine and Paul Moffett, IUPUI)
  • 15-minute Q&A

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Thank you and closing remarks