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Introducing the 2021-22 Board of Student Stakeholders (BOSS)

September 27, 2021

Steely Library welcomes new class of library advocates.

The new BOSS class of students in front of Stego.

This fall, Steely Library is welcoming a new cohort of student board members following an open application process over the summer. The BOSS team will meet monthly and work together throughout the academic year to complete a $3,000 library improvement project of their choice.   

Senior Associate Dean Brianna Marshall, who serves as the facilitator for the group, shared appreciation for their contributions: "Our student board members are generously giving their time and energy to make a positive impact and further the library's student-driven mission." BOSS members serve as ambassadors and advocates for the library, providing input on library services, policies, collections, spaces, programming, and technology.  

During the 2020-21 academic year, the BOSS group created Online Learning Kits as the library improvement project. Each kit contains a wifi hotspot, Bluetooth headphones, and a webcam. The kits are available to check out for as long as a semester to ensure our learners are fully equipped to complete their online coursework.  Students can find the Online Learning Kits at the access services desk.  

The passionate young leaders of BOSS will certainly make Steely Library a better place for their fellow students. Board member Mel Gilpin stated, "I applied to join BOSS because I love libraries. Libraries have always been a safe place for me, and I want to help Steely continue to be a place where all people and ideas are welcome." 

Congratulations to this year's BOSS members: Rebecca Ammerman, Jude Ampfer, Tony Baker, Natalie Beyersdoerfer, Isabel Dubarry, Melody Gilpin, Jacob Hunter, Khaleeha Restal, Anastasia Shemwell, Jailynn Tomlin, and Sarah Trentman.

We thank you for your support for Steely Library!