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Diversity Programming and Outreach for Academic Libraries by Robin Crumrin, Mindy Cooper, Kathleen Hanna

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Institutionalizing student involvement in library initiatives

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the development of the library’s student advisory group and the IUPUI University Library Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program, which may serve as a model for creating a permanent method of ensuring student input for library diversity initiatives.

Key words

student advisory group

diversity council

undergraduate diversity scholar

fellowship

student employees

Student advisory groups

Student advisory groups have been a tried and true method of receiving input from academic libraries’ primary users and keeping fingers on the campus pulse. University Library formed its first formal student advisory group in 2009 as an outgrowth of the Campus Outreach ...

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