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Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB): About SLAB

Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB)

About SLAB

Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB) is a user working group reformed to support ongoing, user research and participatory library service design. Serving as "a bridge between library users and library staff" (Marquez & Downey, 2016), SLAB works to improve student user experience at CofC Libraries through open discussion.

While SLAB is strictly advisory in nature, its mission is to encourage the use of college and research libraries, in order for students to "realize their intellectual and personal potential" (College of Charleston Libraries, 2006), and recognize student interest in improving the spaces, resources, and services necessary for academic inquiry.

Please use the online Suggestion Box for all suggestions, requests, recommendations, and concerns regarding CofC Libraries.

College of Charleston Libraries. (2016, August 10). Mission, vision, and goals. Retrieved from https://library.cofc.edu/about/mission-vision-goals/

Marquez, J. J. & Downey, A. (2016). Library service design: A LITA guide to holistic assessment, insight, and improvement. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Get Involved

Are you a regular user of CofC Libraries' spaces, resources, and services? Do you feel well-invested in the mission of the library? Are you involved on campus and feel like you could represent and speak on behalf of the CofC student body? The library staff is actively looking for personal guides to student user experience.

Submit an online application.

SLAB will meet approximately once a month for open discussion and other observational exercises TBD. Approved members are expected to serve at least one academic year but are invited to participate in SLAB as long as they are enrolled at CofC.

SLAB Membership

Student Members

  • Dalton Bell
  • Tasha Clark
  • David Estes
  • Rachel Holley
  • Makayla Middleton
  • Lauren O'Steen
  • Tiratha Patel
  • Uyen Phan
  • Raven Rinchere
  • Daniela Soto

Faculty/Staff Facilitators

  • Amanda Kraft
  • Gretchen Scronce

Student Members

  • Rob Allen
  • Angela Barron
  • Kelsey Baum
  • Letitia Carpenter
  • Jaquan Leonard
  • Savannah Lopett
  • Nick Plasmati
  • Lauren Reese
  • Sarah Ann Snipes, Chair
  • Regan Wacker

Faculty/Staff Advisors

  • Will Breard
  • Jared Seay
  • Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem

Student Members

  • Maisa Amireh
  • Josh Bloodworth, Chair
  • Laura Cergol
  • Morgan Emily Kitchings
  • Adam Breyant Lea
  • Ann Vincentia Eliza Lefitz
  • Sarah Ann Snipes

Faculty/Staff Advisors

  • Will Breard
  • Jared Seay
  • Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem
  • James Williams

Student Members

  • Maisa Amireh
  • Josh Bloodworth, Chair
  • Laura Cergol
  • Morgan Emily Godfrey
  • Christopher Marcus Kitchings
  • Adam Breyant Lea
  • Ann Vincentia Eliza Lefitz

Faculty/Staff Advisors

  • Will Breard
  • Jared Seay
  • Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem
  • James Williams
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