Librarians at a college library developed a Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program for undergraduate students in order to facilitate peer learning and expand the library's formal instruction program beyond the traditional reach of the library and librarians. The presenters will discuss recruiting the initial cohort of eight PRMs, strengthening PRMs' research skills through an intensive training curriculum, and an overview of the various instructional outreach projects that have been designed and implemented by PRMs for other students. The presentation will discuss program assessment methods, share findings from the current cohort, and outline plans for the program's development.
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Baugess, Clinton K. and Mallory R. Jallas. “Facilitating Peer Learning in the Library: Crafting the Perfect Batch of Undergraduate Peer Research Mentors.” Presentation at the Annual LOEX Conference, Denver, CO, April 30-May 2, 2015.
Additional FilesLOEX 2015 Facilitating Peer Learning Handout.pdf (166 kB)