Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students (A-LIST) 

The library is seeking three adventurous students interested in gaining hands-on experience in academia through a yearlong, paid leadership program. The Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students, (A-LIST), offers students experiential learning opportunities in leadership, research, research assistance, writing, teaching, and outreach. If you are passionate about promoting academic success, want to help enhance library visibility via innovative outreach, and are interested in teaching and helping students with research, please consider applying. All A-LIST students will receive extensive mentorship, leadership development, and job experience. 


A-LIST students will be expected to commit 10 hours a week for two semesters (Spring 2017 and Fall 2017). After receiving in-depth training, students will represent the library, through peer research help and library outreach events. ALIST students will also have the opportunity to choose projects, working with various library departments to improve library services both internally and externally. 

All students will be required to attend a minimum of six leadership workshops through the iLEAD program or other leadership opportunities on campus. 



  • Must have completed at least one semester at Towson University and have at least two semesters of enrollment remaining 
  • Must have a cumulative Towson GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Active member of the campus community with participation in one or more student groups, organizations, or clubs
  • Creative and innovative thinker
  • Outgoing personality with strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong collaborative skills and enjoys working on a team
  • Undergraduate student    


  • Previous leadership training, or civic engagement activity
  • An interest in library science, education, marketing, or outreach
  • Interest in and/or experience with graphic design, movie, or web design software 
  • Interest in and/or experience with interviewing, focus groups, or survey design

Pay: $10 an hour

Hours: 10 hours/week, flexible scheduling

Must commit for one full year.

Applications are due by Sunday, November 13th at 11:59pm

Apply at:

Questions? Contact: Sara Arnold-Garza, Librarian:


Find an A-LIST Student

Around Campus

Look for their gold shirts in the Library, the Writing Center, and at events around campus

By Appointment

Set up an introduction to the library: