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Our content tutoring and writing center program moved to our library 2 1/2 years ago after being in an administrative building for almost 30 years. We are building a strong partnership with the reference (research) librarians, and have heard of others doing the same at Writing Center conferences and on listservs.  

To make our library move more collaborative, not just one of co-location, I have added activities to my training. Our content tutors and writing consultants carefully read the LibGuides prepared by reference library liaisons with their major departments. They meet with their librarian to discuss the research/writing process in their fields, and starting this fall semester, will also meet with that librarian for a reference interview, sometime in the early- to mid-stages of their research and writing process for a course they are taking. One university's research asked several librarians to reciprocate, taking a draft of their writing project to a writing consultant, so both sides can see the other's process, and can more confidently refer their own student clients to reference materials and library staff (and vice-versa).

Tutors in reading- and writing-intensive courses spend substantial time with students on their research projects. These training experiences ensure better quality assistance with these students.  

So I strongly encourage keeping academic library staff and resources in mind when designing partnerships to improve student learning outcomes. And moving there if there's room!

Susie

Suzanne Robertshaw, Coordinator, Tutoring and Writing Consulting
Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. 2744, Winter Park, FL  32789   USA
(w) 407 646-2652 (front desk) 407 646-2308  http://www.rollins.edu/library
Share your knowledge.  It's a way to achieve immortality." ~the Dalai Lama
"Good writing is clear thinking made visible." ~Bill Wheeler





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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Jenkins, Caroline <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 10:15 AM
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Subject: Student Success Center Locations

Greetings,

My name is Caroline Jenkins, and I am currently serving as an academic coach at Louisiana State University Shreveport. We are in the beginning stages of establishing a success center on our campus that will centralize many of the academic support services we have to offer (i.e., coaching, tutoring, workshops, writing center, etc.) Right now we are trying choose an optimal location for this success center. We are striving to pick a location that allows our students easy access, and functionality. Our choices are the campus library, an academic building, or the University Center. I am wondering if any of you could share your wisdom on this particular issue? What location has worked best for your schools?
What are the pros and cons to housing a success center in a particular location?

Thank you so much for your time, I look forward to learning more!

Sincerely,
Caroline Jenkins
Academic Coach - Student Development Center
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Office: (318) 797-4239
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