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Library Student Ambassadors (LSA): About LSA

Library Student Ambassadors (LSA)

CofC LSA LogoLSA has an Instagram account! Please follow @cofc.lsa!

This student user working group, formerly known as the Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB), engages in conversation about CofC Libraries, promotes library resources to fellow students, and helps shape student library experiences.

Get Involved

Are you a regular user of library spaces, resources, and services? Do you feel 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 engaged students to serve as advisors to improve library services and experiences for students.

Submit an online application.

LSA will meet biweekly 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 LSA as long as they are enrolled at CofC.

About LSA

Library Student Ambassadors (LSA) 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), LSA works to improve student user experience at CofC Libraries through open discussion. While LSA is strictly advisory in nature, it exists in support of the library's mission 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.

Bi-Weekly Meetings for Fall 2020

Meetings are every other Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (see dates below) and will take place on Zoom in Fall 2020.

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  • September 28
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 23
  • December 7

Membership

Student Members

  • Dalton Bell
  • Julius Cale
  • Laurie Fogleman
  • Katie Hill, President
  • Rachel Holley
  • Gerell Lawhorne
  • Makayla Middleton
  • Lauren O'Steen, Vice President
  • Tiratha Patel
  • Jane Shelby Porter
  • Haley Schanne, Secretary
  • Daniela Soto, Treasurer

Faculty/Staff Facilitators

  • Amanda Kraft
  • Gretchen Scronce

Student Employee

  • Shy King, Marketing & Outreach Assistant

Student Members

  • Dalton Bell
  • Julius Cale
  • Katie Hill
  • Makayla Middleton
  • Lauren O'Steen
  • Tiratha Patel
  • Uyen Phan
  • Robert Rosso

Faculty/Staff Facilitators

  • Amanda Kraft
  • Gretchen Scronce

Student Employees

  • Lexi Gravino
  • Shy King

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