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Friends With Benefits: Fostering Community in an Academic Library With a Student Advisory Group

Friends With Benefits: Fostering Community in an Academic Library With a Student Advisory Group
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Author(s): Beth Daniel Lindsay (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE) and Ilka Datig (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 17
Source title: Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3914-8.ch053

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Abstract

Students are a primary part of any academic library's community of users. However, students' voices are often left out of the conversation when libraries develop policies, services, and resources. One option for libraries which would like to consider students' opinions and needs more closely is the formation of a Student Advisory Group (SAG), a group of students who meet with library staff on a regular basis to discuss and provide advice on library policies, resources and strategies. Academic libraries can use SAGs for assistance with communication, collection development, focus group testing, and more. This article explores the logistics of creating, maintaining and assessing a SAG, along with concrete examples from the SAG at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Student Advisory Groups have the potential to enrich any academic library's outreach and community-building efforts, and should be considered as an option by any library looking to become more student-centered.

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