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Students as Partners in Recruitment

Pittaway, Sarah ORCID: (2016) Students as Partners in Recruitment. SCONUL Focus (65). pp. 40-43. ISSN Print: 1745-5782 Online: 1745-5790

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Students are rarely involved in the recruitment of professional library staff, despite being a key group that such staff interact with. This article outlines a new approach at Library Services at The Hive at the University of Worcester; students are now routinely invited to join work related exercise panels as part of the recruitment process. This collaborative approach means that students not only get a say in their library staff and feel more of a sense of ownership of library services, but also have a valuable experience to use on their CVs and to inform their own job applications and interviews. This article details the role of students in these activities, the response from staff, and plans to improve the process further.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: libraries, The Hive, students, recruitment, innovation
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Central Services > Library Services
Copyright Info: Open Access Journal
Depositing User: Sarah Pittaway
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:08

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