Extending the Reach of Librarians: Library Peer Mentor Program at Utah State University
College and Research Libraries News
American Library Association
In January 2004, Utah State University Libraries (USU) launched its Library Peer Mentor (LPM) Program. The program was designed to hire students to assist at the reference desk and in the classroom, extending the reach of librarians. Research suggests that students often ask fellow students for help when using the library.1 We wanted to use peer teaching as a way to engage USU students and make them more comfortable using USU Libraries.
Holliday, W. & Nordgren, C. (2005). Extending the reach of librarians: Library peer mentor program at Utah State University. College and Research Libraries News (66)4, 282-284.