The Role of Student Advisory Boards in Assessment
Keywords:advisory boards, user experience, assessment
AbstractObjective – The objective for this commentary article is to assess and communicate the development, logistics, and overall value of student advisory boards for the libraries at three large research institutions.
Methods – The methods for developing and operating an advisory board vary between schools; however they share common approaches that could be viewed as "best practices" for sustainable and productive student advisory boards.
Results – Our commentary aims to inspire libraries to invest in this value-added approach as part of a robust portfolio of assessment tools. The various practices outlined in the commentary could be helpful to librarians who seek to begin or further develop a student advisory board.
Conclusion – The unique relationship fostered by the advisory board enables libraries to use direct student feedback to confirm what is learned from surveys, focus groups, and observations. A strategic relationship with a student board can enable librarians to refine methods of obtaining information, or it can cause us to view information we have collected in a different way.
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