B13. Engaging the Public Through Student-Curated Exhibits
This session will discuss the use of students in curating exhibits. It will look at the evolution of student-curators at Drew University Library, moving from assistants, to small exhibits, to full student-curated exhibits. This has been a successful form of both outreach and instruction, as it involves students with the materials and gives them practical skills for the future. Students working on exhibits learn about the materials and promote the materials to their friends, as well as learn more about the work of the library. The session will end with practical tips and suggestions for integrating students into exhibit curation for other institutions. It will look at the ways in which students have been instructed and mentored to create professional-level exhibits using students.