Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration

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Librarians and student affairs professionals share a commitment to student success and holistic development, collaborative strategies, and reflective practice. Environments for Student Success and Development explores how librarians and student affairs professionals partner through programming and other activities in order to create stronger campus environments for student learning, growth, and development. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong, the book includes an introduction to student affairs and student development, followed by case studies of successful collaborations co-authored by student affairs and library professionals. Also included is a selected bibliography of publications on student affairs, strategies for collaboration, and library and student affairs collaborations.


Introduction: The Power of Library and Student Affairs Collaborations
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa Autumn Wong

1. The Foundations of Student Affairs: A Guide to the Profession (Dallas Long)
2. Theories and Models of Student Development (Dallas Long)
3. Making It Better: Library and Student Services Collaboration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (Nancy E. Adams and Jennifer K. Olivetti)
4. Plagiarism Education, Prevention, and Student Development: A Collaborative Approach to Improving Academic Integrity (Maria T. Accardi, Ruth Garvey-Nix, and Leigh Ann Meyer)
5. Promoting Collaborative LEADers in the St. John's University Community (Natalie Maio and Kathryn Shaughnessy)
6. Posters, Programs, and Perspectives on Democracy (Chad Kahl and Janet Paterson)
7. Living, Learning, and Libraries: A Cross-Campus Collaboration (Kathryn M. Crowe, Mary L. Hummel, Jenny Dale, and Rosann Bazirjian)
8. Career Center and Library Collaborations: Preparing Students for Employment in the Twenty-First Century Workplace (Connie Scott and Cindy Price Verduce)
9. A Stress-Free Collaboration: The University of Lethbridge Students' Union and the University Library Partner to Deliver a "Stress-Free Zone" to Students during Final Exams (Nicole Eva and Jeremy Girard)
10. Common Ground: UBC Library and Student Development in the Chapman Learning Commons
(Julie Mitchell and Margot Bell)
11. The University of Nebraska at Kearney Learning Commons: Persistence in Partnership
(Ronald L. Wirtz and Keri A. Pearson)
12. Effective Library Professional Development: A University Partnership for Improving Access and Inclusion for Patrons with Disabilities (Elizabeth M. Lockwood, Scott N. Friedman, and Linda Naru)
13. The Library and Student Life: Activist Partnerships in First-Year Experience Programs
(Michelle Maloney, Joanna Royce-Davis, and Elizabeth Griego)
14. The Phoenix of Cooperation: How a Collaborative Team Can Rise from the Ashes of a Campus Political Disaster (Randall Schroeder, Matthew Chaney, and Michael Wade)
15. Strategic Partnerships across Divisions: Aligning Student Affairs and the University Library to Increase Diversity in an Academic Institution (Annette Marines and Yolanda Venegas)
16. Conclusion: Lessons on Collaboration (Melissa Autumn Wong and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe)

Resources for Further Reading (Melissa Autumn Wong and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe)
Contributing Authors

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is the Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction and an associate professor for library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. She has master’s degrees in educational psychology and library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as well as a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Melissa Autumn Wong

Melissa Autumn Wong is an adjunct faculty member in the library and information science schools at San Jose State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Melissa formerly served as Library Director at Marymount College, California, and as a librarian at the University of Southern California. Melissa received her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and her bachelor of arts degree from Augustana College in Illinois.