Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-2022

Abstract

CSU’s Michael Schwartz Library announced its participation in the OhioLINK Luminaries Program for the 2021-2022 school year.

CSU's first OhioLINK Luminaries student was Thyra Chaney, a fourth year Film and Media Arts major with minors in Classical Studies and International Film. Ms. Chaney developed programming and worked on an array of projects within instruction, collections, data management, and e-resources that explore representation of diverse groups among materials at the Michael Schwartz Library. This presentation is about her Luminaries experience and it was given to the Michael Schwartz Library staff during finals week. She graduated from CSU in May 2022.

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About the Luminaries Program

This program gives one CSU student the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in the field of librarianship, information studies, and data sciences through a paid residency position at the library. The student works closely with a mentor, gain valuable career skills, networking opportunities, and the ability to work on creative projects that will enrich students experiences at the Michael Schwartz Library.

The OhioLINK Luminaries Program was established in 2017, though this was MSL’s first year participating in the program. Luminaries is part of a broader initiative by OhioLINK to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within Ohio’s libraries. The effort aims to both expose diverse students to careers in the information studies profession and help participating libraries create a work environment more reflective of the communities they serve.

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