Student Advisory Board

At JMU Libraries, we are constantly seeking to improve our services. Understanding your experiences is essential to doing our job well.  

We Need You

Our student advisory board is our lifeline to student perspectives that help us plan our services and outreach. We seek to prioritize inclusion, equity, and diversity in all aspects of our work, and that requires consulting with a diverse and advocacy-minded group of students. 

If you want to help shape the future of JMU Libraries, meet other students, and make a difference at JMU, email to express your interest in joining our student advisory board. 

What does the student advisory board do?

During a town hall-style meeting, students can expect a mix of short presentations, questions about their experiences, discussions, and lots of snacks (when we’re meeting in person). Members are also encouraged to bring questions and suggestions from their own experiences and what they are hearing from others. Topics range from Libraries communications and programming to hours to website usability issues. 


The board aims to meet monthly from November to April every academic year. The dates and times are set with the students’ schedules in mind. When meetings are not virtual, expect plenty of snacks as one way we say thanks!


Membership is non-competitive and open to any JMU student. If you are a JMU student, you are automatically part of our community! Two representatives from the Student Government Association are always part of the board. We seek additional members by working with the JMU Graduate Student Association, JMU Student Affairs offices and departments, and others, but we welcome all students who are interested.

The SAB, established in 2017, is run by the Libraries’ Outreach Coordinator with support from the rest of the Libraries’ Communications & Outreach department.

Join Us!

We want to hear your ideas and experiences. Please email to let us know if you’re thinking about joining.