Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Library Advisory Board (LAB): Welcome!

Official guide to LUC Libraries' student Library Advisory Board (LAB).

Welcome to the Library Advisory Board!

What is the Library Advisory Board?

The Library Advisory Board (LAB) is a leadership opportunity for Loyola University Chicago undergraduate and graduate students to engage with the Libraries and improve the user experience of Loyola's student body.

The primary objective of LAB is to facilitate communication and the exchange of ideas between the student body and library staff, faculty, and administration to better address student needs, provide new services, and improve existing services and spaces.

What You Might Be Doing:
  • Convey student needs, concerns, and priorities regarding Library services, spaces, resources, and programming
  • Provide feedback on library services and policies
  • Provide ideas and input on the design and implementation of new library services
  • Provide ideas and input on improving library spaces
  • Provide feedback on improving library collections
  • Help librarians communicate information about library services and resources to the student community
  • Help execute library events and programming (if interested)
How Much of a Time Commitment is LAB?
  • Will meet at least three times per semester:
    • Once towards the beginning of the semester to establish goals
    • Once in the middle of the semester to gauge progress
    • Once towards the end of the semester to determine if goals were accomplished
  • Will also meet and touch base informally throughout the semester at library events 

Announcements

Upcoming Meetings:
  • TBD

Previous Meetings:

  • Wed., February 27, 2019 @ 3:00 - 4:00pm, in CLC 900 (9th floor of Lewis Library)
  • Wed., October 31, 2018 @ 3:00 - 4:00pm, IC 4th Floor 
  • Wed., April 18, 2018 @ 2:00 - 3:00pm, in IC 120

Benefits & Opportunities

  • A resume-worthy leadership experience
  • Develop other resume-worthy skills, including (but not limited to) collaboration, project management, marketing, public relations, etc.
  • Network and establish professional connections for future career references
  • Meet new friends
  • Be integral to creating the kind of environment and community LUC students want
  • Be an influential voice in shaping the Libraries' services, resources, and spaces important to you and your fellow students

Membership

  • The Library Advisory Board (LAB) will consist of 5-10 students in the first year, with an aim to reach 10-15 by the second year
  • LAB is made up of undergraduates, graduates, library student workers, and two librarian/staff co-chairs
  • The Dean and/or the Associate Dean of Libraries will serve as ex-officio members
  • New members of the board will be nominated by library administrators, faculty, and staff
  • The group broadly represents the academic programs and overall diversity of the student body of LUC
  • Membership is for a one-year term, renewable by invitation