Research and Instruction librarians at Gettysburg College developed a Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program for undergraduate students. The program is designed to empower a group of student employees to work in partnership with experienced librarians in order to increase a PRM’s own research skills and support other student researchers more effectively. The program focuses on student training, reference service, and outreach to other students. The authors share the development of the program; describe their approach to training, supervision, and assessment; and offer insight about how to operate and sustain a similar program with limited resources.
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Baugess, Clinton K., Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, and Janelle Wertzberger. "Peer Research Mentors at Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs into High-Impact Learning Experiences." In Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries, eds. Erin Rinto, John Watts, and Rosan Mitola. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017.
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Rinto, E., Watts, J., & Mitola, R. (Eds.). (2017). Peer-assisted learning in academic libraries. Libraries Unlimited.