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

The Albert S. Cook Library Leadership Institute for Students (A-LIST) offers participants experiential learning opportunities in leadership, research, writing, teaching, and outreach. These opportunities enable A-LIST students to give back to their peers, the library, and the university.

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Now Hiring

We are seeking 3 adventurous students interested in gaining hands-on experience in academia through a yearlong, paid leadership program. If you are passionate about promoting academic success, want to help enhance library visibility via innovative marketing or outreach, and are interested in helping students with research, we encourage you to apply. After receiving in-depth training, students will represent the library by assisting at the Research Help desk and at library outreach events. Additionally, A-LIST students will lead projects related to their hired specialty. Special Collections and Archives, Student Outreach or Marketing and Social Media.

  • A-LIST Student with Special Collections and Archives Responsibilities

  • A-LIST Student with Outreach and Library Event Responsibilities

  • A-LIST Student with Marketing and Social Media Responsibilities


Pay: $11 per hour
Hours: 10 hours per week, flexible scheduling.
Must commit for one full year (Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters)
Applications are due Sunday, December 2, at 11:59 pm.
Questions? Contact: Eden Parks, Librarian:


Program Purpose

  • promote academic success
  • prepare student participants for engaged citizenship
  • enhance library visibility via innovative outreach

A-LIST student responsibilities include: peer research assistance, library outreach and marketing, leading workshops and tours, assisting in the classroom, leading library related projects, and participating in leadership and library related development. 

Cook Library's responsibilities to A-LIST students include: mentorship, experiential learning, leadership opportunities, career development assistance, and a platform for creativity and innovative thinking.

Three highly qualified students are accepted into the program each spring term for a year-long commitment.

Support Library Student Leaders

The A-LIST is funded by your generous donations. Learn how you can support this program.

Program Alumni

Meet previous A-LIST cohorts and learn about their many accomplishments.