The UM Library Peer Information Consulting (PIC) Program is a 36 year old peer education program. It comprises a culturally diverse cohort of student employees trained to conduct library research and provide reference assistance and acquire related skills needed to prepare them to assist their peers, to serve as library ambassadors, and as expert resources for the library, campus, and broader community. This program is designed to overcome the affective barriers stemming from the historical lack of diversity/cultural competence within academic libraries.
The presenters will talk about the theoretical foundation for the program, its creation and evolution to its current service model. Two Peer Information Consultants will describe their participation in the program and its impact on them academically and professionally. This is an opportunity to explore how to implement a similar program in your organization and learn about the impacts of a peer learning model in support of student success.
Sponsored by ASERL
This webinar is part of the PDA series. Learn more about the PDA.
June 16, 2021 @ 12:00 am - June 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am
April 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - April 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm