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Student Advisory Board

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Advisory Board is to assemble a diverse group of students to provide regular guidance and feedback on the Libraries’ activities and services. The group will meet regularly throughout the academic year and may participate in focus groups, usability testing, surveys, and other tasks.

  • The Board consists of 7 undergraduate and 7 graduate/professional students, ideally with participation from all campuses. One library student worker from each campus may sit on the Board.
  • Advisory Board members should represent a diverse array of programs, disciplines, and backgrounds.
  • Board members are paid for the time they spend on Board work and in meetings; no Federal Work Study award is required.
  • Terms on the Board are for 1 academic year, and are renewable twice (students can be on the board for up to 3 years).
  • 2-3 library employees serve as advisors, providing leadership and organization for the Board (2-year terms).
  • The Dean of University Libraries will serve in an ex officio advisory capacity to the Board.
  • Board members will attend 3-4 Zoom meetings each academic year. Meetings are usually held in the evenings, and are recorded for students unable to attend.
  • Board members should expect to spend 10-15 hours on Board work per term.
Joining the Board

Applications for the Student Advisory Board are considered on an ongoing or rolling basis, depending on the number of open positions. We welcome applications from students at any Pacific campus and distance learners who are interested in library services, improving students’ experiences, and working collaboratively to discuss and propose ways in which the Libraries can improve.

We will next be reviewing applications in Fall 2024.

To apply, review the evaluation process and rubric below, and then click the link to fill out the application form!

Application Evaluation Process

Student applications are evaluated based on the following factors:

  1. Student academic program/major (the goal is to have a diverse set of academic programs represented on the board).
  2. Library student employment status (there is a limit of one library student employee per campus to ensure that the board includes multiple perspectives from students who are not as familiar with library internal operations).
  3. Responses to written short-answer questions, for which the rubric below will be applied.
Student Board Member Application Rubric

Does the applicant:

  • communicate how their background and experiences shape their viewpoints and approaches to situations
  • articulate how their perspective could help inform library services
  • identify strategies for moving past a lack of understanding or knowledge
  • identify a constructive strategy for providing feedback
  • identify a constructive, positive strategy for working through differences of opinion
  • understand the importance of clear communication
  • understand the importance of upholding commitments
Board Advisors for the Academic Year 2023-2024
  • Kevin Alexander, Circulation Supervisor
  • Charles Delplanche, Collections and Circulation Supervisor
  • Michelle Lenox, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian
Contact

librarysab@contact.pacificu.edu

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