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Student Library Advisory Board Mission

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library recognizes the importance of student contribution to library policies, services, facilities, resources, and programming. The primary objective of the Student Library Advisory Board is to facilitate communications and the exchange of ideas between the student body and the library administration in order to better address student needs, provide new services, and improve existing services. Board members will:  

  • Convey student needs, concerns, and priorities regarding Library services, facilities, resources, and programming.
  • Provide advice and feedback on library policies and services.
  • Provide ideas and input on the design and implementation of new library services.
  • Provide ideas and input on improving library spaces.
  • Provide the Library insight into student study, research, and library use habits.
  • Help librarians communicate information about library services and resources to the student community.

Adapted from UC San Diego

This board is strictly advisory in nature and suggestions and comments will be given to appropriate library committees as well as the Dean of the Library, who may occasionally attend meetings.

Board Membership

Fairfield University’s Library Student Advisory Board consists of 10-15 graduate and undergraduate students that broadly represent the academic programs and overall diversity of the Fairfield University student body. Membership is for a period of one academic year (Sept-May) and is renewable upon invitation. All students, except for students previously or currently employed by the library, may apply for a position on the advisory board by submitting an application. Students enrolled in a study abroad program that takes them away from campus for an entire semester of the academic year should not apply. New members of the board will be selected and notified by late September.


The Board meets 2-3 times each semester in the Library Conference Room (Room 304), unless otherwise noted. Board members may be invited to attend other library meetings and events, participate in the planning of library events, or volunteer for additional projects.

The Fall 2019 meetings will take place on Wednesday October 2nd from 4-5:30pm and Wednesday November 13th from 4-5:30pm. Students should only apply for board membership if available to meet on both of these dates.

Librarian Facilitator

Lisa Thornell, Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian


SLAB MembersSept 2018-May 2019 Board Members