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Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board to the Library recognizes students as the primary stakeholders of the library and most impacted by decisions made about space, collections, services, code of conduct, and programming. This regular gathering (monthly throughout the 2019 spring semester) offers an opportunity for students to develop relationships with each other as well as  librarians in order to have open conversations and provide honest feedback about the library.

Get Involved!

We are looking for Student Advisory Board members for the 2019 Fall semester who are willing to bring their ideas, talk openly about them, and engage in productive conversations with other students and the library facilitators.  

As a participant you will have input on library decisions about space, things you can check out, services, code of conduct, and library events. You will also have an opportunity to:
  • Network with other student leaders 
  • Gain experience to add to resumes and college transfer applications
  • Make connections to faculty who can be references for transfer and job applications
  • Make change on campus 
  • Be publicly recognized for your work
  • Share a meal at every meeting

Please let us know your interest in participating by filling out a short google form: bit.ly/LibrarySAB
For more information contact Tish Hayes (hayesL45@morainevalley.edu) or Dan Matthews (matthewsd29@morainevalley.edu)

Spring 2019 Board Members:

Students:
Marissa Bedolla
Holly P. Cronin
Amanda Davenport
Rama Diab
Maheen Hassan
Nancy Lopez
Lisa Mannion
Meerage Mohamed 
DeNita Perry
Mahimakunwarba Waghela
U’Vonte Wilson 

Librarians:
Tish Hayes--hayesL45@morainevalley.edu
Dan Matthews--matthewsd29@morainevalley.edu

Meeting agendas and minutes

February 2019 Agenda | Minutes

Discussion focused on the question: What changes do we, collectively, want to start or accomplish by the end of the semester? The largest concern raised was the issue of noise, but the group also discussed how to do better outreach and improve information literacy sessions.

March 2019 Agenda | Minutes

In this session we brainstormed ways to address the noise concerns that were brought up in the first meeting. We also used a post-it note activity to identify areas of concern and brainstorm solutions. We discussed the different kinds of spaces students need, concerns about how the study rooms are being used, and how to address technology needs like Canvas tutoring. 

April 2019 Agenda | Minutes

In our final meeting of the semester, we focused on bringing together the previous month's concerns. A suggestion box to gather additional student feedback had been mentioned in every meeting, so we made plans for how best to implement a feedback system that could be online and easy to access.

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