Seeking the brightest and best of our students to work as Student Peer Advisors in the library for next semester, starting August 28th. You MUST be a registered UL student to be eligible to apply, click here for more details on what the job involves and details about how to apply http://libguides.ul.ie/c.php?g=358440&p=4599303
Student peer-advisors will
- Assist new students in their first semester by providing them with support and guidance on how to use the library.
- Be available on library floors from Week 0 to 5 of semester 1.
- Assist new students with basic library usage: how to find and borrow books, use the library catalogue, use the photocopying facilities and use basic online services.
- Assist new students with basic IT functions: how to log in, register for modules, use email, print documents, and access the Learning Management System (SULIS) etc.
- Provide directional assistance to new students in the library
- Advise new students on library code of conduct and user behaviour relating to noise, mobile phone usage, eating in the library, etc.
- Assist in maintaining an environment conducive to study.
- Provide feedback to library staff regarding development of student support including signage, documentation and peer support.
- Refer students to other support services such as ITD, Writing Centre, Maths Centre, Careers, Students Union, etc. It is expected that Student Peer Advisors will:
- Enhance the nature and quality of first year transition and the student experience.
- Improve and develop library and information resources, facilities and services necessary to support excellence in teaching, learning and research
- Enable students to develop the information literacy skills and research skills that they will need for lifelong education
- Improve the quality, effectiveness and diversity of student learning
- Aid in the provision of an outstanding student-centred learning environment
- Embed an awareness of appropriate use of library spaces
- Give individual attention to library users, particularly to non- traditional students such as mature, distance, part-time, access and international students.
Successful candidates will have
- Excellent customer service and communication skills
- A good knowledge of the University of Limerick, its services, facilities and academic programmes.
- A good knowledge of the Glucksman Library and the services it provides Enthusiasm for welcoming new students to the campus.
- Desirable Criteria Competency in using social media and a willingness to share online updates using own or library profiles incl. Facebook & Snapchat.