[Michlib-l] Register now - Michigan COLD libraries (Council of Library Directors) Public Service group to hold workshop

David Votta vottad at mcls.org
Wed Feb 18 15:41:29 EST 2015

Join the Michigan COLD libraries (Council of Library Directors) Public 
Service group for a workshop on new approaches to recruiting, training, 
and evaluating library student employees.
Kristin Meyer (User Experience Manager), Jen Torreano (Evening Operations 
and User Services Manager) and Brian Merry (Head of Operations and User 
Services) from Grand Valley State University will lead a workshop on 
student assistant training and development on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. This 
workshop is designed for anyone who supervises and has contact with 
academic library student workers. This workshop, entitled “New Approaches 
to Recruiting, Training, and Evaluating Library Student Employees”, is a 
repeat of last year’s Spring workshop on the same topic. Lunch and morning 
refreshments will be provided.
Topics covered include:
Understanding the current and emerging role of student assistants in the 
functioning of an academic library
New approaches to hiring and recruitment, including peer hiring
Creative training tools and methods
Skill identification and development
Orientation and training program development
Evaluation and performance reviews, including peer evaluations
Participants will engage in discussion and hands-on activities and will 
leave the workshop with an outline of a strategic plan for defining, 
recruiting, training, and evaluating library student employees.
There is no cost to attend the workshop. However, you will need to 
register for the workshop at:
For more information on the workshop, visit: http://tinyurl.com/l73n2ge
The deadline to register is Friday, February 27, 2015. Attendance is 
limited to 50 participants, so please register early.

David Votta
Community Engagement Librarian
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) 
Lansing, MI & Indianapolis, IN 
Phone:  (800) 530-9019 ext 122
Phone:  (517) 492-3822 
Fax:    (517) 492-3886
vottad at mcls.org

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