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Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries (Paperback) (Erin Rinto & John Watts & Rosan Mitola)
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Written specifically for academic librarians and library administrators, this book identifies the myriad benefits of peer-assisted learning, exploring how the implementation of peer-assisted learning benefits information literacy instruction, cocurricular outreach, and reference services.
• Introduces readers to a well-established and effective practice in higher education and demonstrates how it can be used in library-initiated programs
• Provides the means to extend library staff resources by incorporating student employees in instruction, outreach, and reference services
• Supplies practical examples—complete with assessments, administrative justifications and lessons learned—for training and assessing student peer mentors
• Offers justification for how peer-assisted learning programs provide student employees with rewarding and enriching opportunities that can benefit them academically, personally, and professionally