The Library Student Advisory Board (LSAB) is an open forum for students to voice their concerns, ideas, and feedback regarding library-related issues. Every LSAB cohort brings different ideas and experiences to the table, so group members have the autonomy to guide the direction of topics. Examples of topics we cover in meetings include:
Benefits of Joining the LSAB
There are many benefits to joining the Library Student Advisory Board, but it's ultimately up to you and your level of participation. For example, if you can only attend one or two meetings per semester, it will be difficult to develop relationships with library staff and other students. But if you attend regularly and participate to the discussions, the options are endless!
Here is a non-comprehensive list of benefits are available to you as an LSAB member:
The LSAB's recommendations help to incorporate student needs and concerns as they relate to library services, resources, and spaces. Feedback is anonymized and shared with library administration and relevant units or committees.
We welcome membership from all Syracuse University schools and colleges, majors, and years. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate, and it looks great on a resume!
Meetings are held on a monthly basis during the Fall and Spring semesters. Remote meetings are held over Zoom, and in-person meetings take place in Bird Library, Room 114 (Peter Graham Scholarly Commons).
Absolutely! Starting in September 2022, the LSAB will have two distinct cohorts:
On the sign-up form, there is an option to select your desired cohort. Students can select "I prefer meeting in person" or "I prefer meeting virtually over Zoom." to ensure they are in the cohort that best aligns with their needs.
Not a problem at all! Just send an email to Natalie LoRusso, LSAB Coordinator at email@example.com with your request, and they will make sure your cohort information is updated.