Developing a peer to peer library support scheme

Coombs, Jenny and Hollier, Carol (2014) Developing a peer to peer library support scheme. ALISS Quarterly, 9 (2). pp. 9-11. ISSN 1747-9258

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The article describes a University of Nottingham scheme in which science
and engineering students have been acting as library student ambassadors (Learning
Resource Leaders) to engage their peers on library issues. The project was based upon the
premise that science and engineering students make less use of their library resources than
other disciplines, and began with a project to employ library student ambassadors, funded
by a Teaching Innovation Award at Loughborough University. This inspired a joint HE STEM
funded project between Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham to
find a sustainable (non-pay) model for motivating science and engineering students to act as
change agents in the library. The project included library staff from both institutions as well
as an academic member of staff from an appropriate discipline to add valuable credence to
the project.

Additional Information:Special issue : Working with Our User Communities to Develop Library Services
Keywords:student ambassadors, peer to peer support, academic libraries, NotOAChecked
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P121 Library studies
Divisions:Professional services > The Library
ID Code:16777
Deposited On:24 Feb 2015 11:45

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