Title

Extending the Reach of Librarians: Library Peer Mentor Program at Utah State University

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

College and Research Libraries News

Volume

66

Issue

4

Publisher

American Library Association

Publication Date

2005

First Page

282

Last Page

284

Abstract

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.

Comments

Originally published by the American Library Association. Publisher's PDF available through remote link. Must click on corresponding article.