Enhancing the student experience: A case study of a library peer mentor program
Murphy, Jo Ann
PublisherTaylor & Francis
In the fall semester of 2010 the University of Saskatchewan Library piloted a Library Peer Mentor initiative as part of a larger Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program offered by the University Learning Centre. As partners in the Learning Commons located in the Murray Library, it made sense that the program should expand to include library peer mentors. After four years, personal interviews were conducted with current and former library peer mentors to consider their experience in the program and what impact it has had on them. The case study highlights how academic libraries can collaborate and broaden their scope to incorporate peer learning strategies and provide new opportunities to enhance the student experience.
CitationMurphy, Jo Ann (2016) Enhancing the student experience: A case study of a library peer mentor program, College & Undergraduate Libraries, 23:2, 151-167
Collaboration, informal learning, partnerships, peer mentors, peer learning, student experience