Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
Personal Librarian Program: What worked, what didn't, and how to get one started
Many colleges and universities are developing personal librarian programs in an effort to reach more students. Join Jennifer Starkey and Amanda Koziura for a discussion touching on program logistics, assessment, marketing, outreach, programming, and what they've learned from being personal librarians over the years.
1. Attendees will examine the value and impact of such a program on the lives of first year students
2. Attendees will develop a list of considerations to help make decisions when creating a program that meets the needs of their student population
3. Attendees will learn strategies to assess and improve their program
Presenters: Amanda Koziura joined Case Western Reserve University as a Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian in 2014. She manages the daily operations of the instructional series CaseLearns, which features workshops on a variety of media, digital scholarship, and information literacy topics. She also frequently teaches and consults on digital projects and has been a personal librarian for several years. She holds a BA in Theatre & English from Skidmore College and an MLS from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.
Jen Starkey is a Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, joining the staff in 2017. Jen manages the daily operations of the Personal Librarian Program, focusing on the first year experience and KSL's library instruction program, as well as reference services and collection development and management. Prior to 2017 Jen was a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Oberlin College, where she developed Oberlin's unique First Year Library Advisor Program.