Is your library known as “the” place for students to work on your campus? Do your student employees get excited about “famous” annual training events in your department? Do your former student employees return years later to say hello because the library felt like their second home during college? Student employees are full of potential to become actively engaged participants in library operations and delivery of quality service. However, many librarians and library staff members struggle to motivate their student employees and help them see their employment as a highly valuable, formative work experience. The authors share some creative (and tested) ideas to improve and assess the student employee training experience. Ideas shared include annual training events held at the George Fox University Library like the Amazing Race, Turkey Bowl Team Competition, and more!
Stevenson, Sarah and Vanier, Patty
"Creative Strategies for Effective and Engaging Student Employee Training: Helping Student Employees Engage, Grow, and "Be Known","
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 61
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol61/iss2/4