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Since the mid-19th century, student worker programs have been an integral component of academic libraries, and the evolution of the profession has put more students, even undergraduates, into positions with greater responsibility, raising questions about the level of expertise of which undergraduate students are capable. The authors address these questions through the lens of the collaborative redevelopment of two distinct library student worker programs at a small liberal arts college. Included is a discussion of successes and challenges, as well as a consideration of the benefits of a “cross-library” support system in developing such a program.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in COLLEGE AND UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARIES on Dec. 12, 2018 at



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