I send out a general email notice to students, faculty and staff, which is
usually pretty successful. I also try to recruit at all student events. In
addition, our jobs are posted on the university job board and student
employment web site, as well as the library web page.

I am planning to institute a cash "bonus" program to help me retain tutors,
as many leave after one or two semesters. I am thinking about giving a
$50.00-$100.00 bonus per year to tutors who work beyond a full first year.
(maybe $50.00 at the end of year two and $100.00 at the end of year three,
four, five). I figured it out and it is less costly then training a new

Roberta Schotka
NADE'08 conference co-chair
Head, Peer Tutoring
Northeastern University Libraries, 242 SL
(617) 373-2150 voice
(617) 373-2529 fax
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