Galvin Library Seeking Student Advocates

Galvin Library is recruiting students to join Student Library Advocates and would love to include you. The Paul V. Galvin Library is committed to enriching and enhancing the educational experience. They will continue to work with students to gather input, but also need students to share in reaching out to the Illinois Tech community. What does it mean to be a Student Library Advocate? Advocates help spread the news about library services, programs and spaces that contribute to success on campus.

Advocates include undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines who meet a few times each semester to:

  • learn more about library services, collections and spaces
  • develop effective communication strategies for reaching students
  • foster programming ideas
  • help identify trends in the student use of services and resources
  • participate in the development of surveys or focus groups

Volunteering to join the Student Library Advocates will allow you to add a line item on your resume under Campus Activities and Leadership Opportunities, and it will also allow you to make an impact on student life on campus. Interested in participating? Email Jennifer Worrell, assistant to the dean of libraries, at with the subject line “Student Library Advocates.” In the email, include your major or intended course of study, your student status (undergraduate or graduate), and why you would like to serve as a Student Library Advocate. The deadline for responses is Friday, September 25 and those selected will be notified by Monday, September 28.

The first Student Library Advocates meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Cherry Room on the lower level of Galvin Library. Lunch will be provided.