Managing Student Assistants in Academic Libraries – Three Part Series

Date(s) - 08/12/2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



**Please note, this webinar takes place over three days – Tuesday 08/12, Wednesday 08/13, and Thursday 08/14.**

Academic libraries depend on hard-working, dedicated student employees to provide staffing, quality service, and collection management and maintenance support. This three day, two hours each day class will explore, through discussion, examples, and exercises, best practices for selecting, training, managing, and maintaining a high-quality student workforce in academic libraries.

By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • Develop criteria for interviewing and selecting the best student assistants
  • Schedule students effectively across a range of hours, including nights and weekends, using a variety of scheduling strategies
  • Plan the development and evaluation of student assistants
  • Develop appropriate evaluation procedures
  • Delegate appropriate work to student workers so that their skills and personalities are best utilized
  • Motivate student workers, and instill a sense of pride in students about their work in libraries.


Can’t attend the live event?  Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar.


Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.


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