Student Library Reps

We are looking for Student Library Reps to help shape our collections.

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''I would highly recommend the Student Library Rep project to my peers as it gives you the opportunity to learn how to publicise and manage information as well as learn how to work within a set budget.'' Amy Clegg (Design SLR rep)

We need 2 volunteers per department (1 - Undergraduate and 1 - Postgraduate). Each Rep will be given a budget to spend on library resources for their department.

They attend training with library staff, document their spending, and help to develop and promote Library services. Participating in the project is a good opportunity for developing workplace skills such as budget management, negotiation, communication and teamwork.

The Student Library Rep project is a recognised activity that can be recorded on the Higher Education Achievement Record. HEAR accreditation will require some extra commitments such as writing a report on your progress and participating in activities related to the development and promotion of Library services.


Please not: some SLR positions have been filled already. The positions that remain vacant are: 

  • Design UG and PG  
  • Education studies UG and PG
  • English and Comparative Literature UG and PG
  • History UG and PG
  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) UG
  • Law PG
  • Music UG
  • Politics UG
  • Psychology UG and PG
  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STACS) UG
  • Theatre and Performance UG and PG

With these requirements below your project can be recorded on your HEAR accreditation (Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students).

  • Attend an initial training session.
  • Plan and document how you communicate with your peers to advertise the project and gather book suggestions (for example using email, social media, posters etc.)
  • Once book suggestions are received, use the Dawsonenter database to gather pricing and availability information.
  • Evaluate suggestions in accordance with budget considerations and guidelines issued at the training session, then send orders through to library staff.
  • Participate in 3 activities of your choosing around the development and promotion of Library services, Job shadowing and learning about information career pathways.
  • Attend 2 catch-up meetings with library staff to learn report on progress.
  • Write a 500-word report about your work on the project (or an equivalent creative work).
  • Attend a final session to evaluate the project experience.

How to Apply 

The SLR project will run from December 2019 to the 30 April 2020 so please ensure you are available to participate during this time.

You can download the Student Library Rep Project Application Form (Word) or ask at the library helpdesk – the last date for applications is Sunday 24th November 2019.

If you have any questions please contact SLRadmin (