This paper describes the implementation of a comprehensive hiring and training program for library work-study students designed to reduce the time spent on individual training. After staff reductions, Marygrove College Library in Detroit, Michigan turned to an underutilized resource--work-study students. Formerly, training these students took so much permanent staff time that the library questioned investing so much effort on a contingent work force. With the cuts, the library reconsidered the value of work-study employees and devised a hiring and training program to choose the best candidates for the position and to reduce the effort full-time staff spent training new workers.
Library and Information Science | Training and Development
Manley, L. & Holley, R. P. (2014). Hiring and Training Work-Study Students: A Case Study. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 21(1), 76-89. doi: 10.1080/10691316.2014.877739