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ERIC Number: EJ891579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
Tag, You're It: Hiring, Training, and Managing Student Assistants
Farrell, Sandy L.; Driver, Carol
Community & Junior College Libraries, v16 n3 p185-191 2010
Library student assistants account for approximately one-fourth of the staffing in academic libraries in the United States. Each student assistant plays an important role in the daily operations of today's college libraries by providing desk coverage, technical support, and customer service. This article discusses the advantages/disadvantages of employing student assistants, the available financial sources for funding student assistants, as well as the recruitment, interviewing, training, and evaluation methods employed. The authors have worked together for ten years to hire, train, and manage the student assistants at Matheson Library, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, in Paducah, Kentucky, and use a method best described as "tag, you're it." (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A