The Library as Leadership Incubator: A Case Study of Towson University’s A-LIST Program

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Tomlinson, C., & Arnold-Garza, S. (2017) The library as leadership incubator: A case study of Towson University’s A-LIST program. In S. Arnold-Garza, S., & C. Tomlinson (Eds.) Students lead the library: The importance of student contributions to the academic library (pp. 21-38). Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.



This chapter explores a program at Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library that gives students leadership opportunities while helping the library enhance visibility and promote academic success. The chapter describes the development of the program, the hiring and training of students, the program outcomes, student participant feedback, and best practices for similar programs.