AbstractStudent employment on campus can be one of the best predictors of academic success. There are many implied benefits for students working in the libraries, including greater understanding of library resources, as well as proximity to services and people with expertise.
This poster will present the findings of a study about undergraduate student workers employed at a major university Research Library. The authors surveyed approximately 350 student workers, and received 120 responses and 64 completed surveys. The survey gathered information about undergraduate student workers, including who they are and how they engage with university clubs, organizations, and partnering units, such as residence halls and tutoring centers.
The authors will investigate the library contribution to the undergraduate experience of student workers. They will investigate if there is a correlation between academic success (perceived or real) and working in an academic research library. Further the authors will address whether working in an academic research library helps students form community or provides them with valuable peer networking opportunities. This project’s raw data was evaluated using Qualtrics. The results of this survey will inform new programs and activities to enhance the experience of the undergraduate library student worker and provide additional mentorship and professional development.
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