Michael Schwartz Library Student Works
CSU’s Michael Schwartz Library continued its participation in the OhioLINK Luminaries Program for the 2022-2023 school year.
CSU's second OhioLINK Luminaries student was Campbell Pratt, English major, who made significant contributions to multiple projects. They designed an email "challenge" campaign to raise sustainability awareness and promote the library's collections, creating a research guide that will continue to benefit students, staff, and faculty. Additionally, Campbell organized a film showing for LGBTQ+ History month, facilitating a lively post-film discussion and assisted with planning programs for international students.
In addition to these accomplishments, Campbell conducted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) audit of the Outstanding Books Collection and began digitizing and cataloging the Plain Press Collection for the Cleveland Memory Project, promoting inclusivity and accessibility in the library's resources.
Pratt, Campbell, "Reflections on the OhioLINK Luminaries Experience" (2023). Michael Schwartz Library Student Works. 2.
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.