Could you be a Library Champion?
Our Library Champion for Health Sciences, Gloria Olowookere, told us what she likes about the role:
"Becoming Library Champion for the school of Health Sciences this year, has helped me to really feel part of the University of Salford. Through my role I was able to interact with the Students' Union and also had the power to make a genuine difference in regard to supplying books to students who needed them. My role provided me with the opportunity to meet library staff who were highly responsive and valued my opinions about improving the library services for students.
On refection, I found that three main components have enabled me to confidently carry out the Library Champion role with my fellow students.
- It was very fun – If you enjoy interacting with different people and coming up with innovative ideas to engage students this role is for you.
- Skills development – As a library champion you have £5,000 to spend on books and you are also responsible for communicating with the students that order books through you. You are accountable for how much you spend and responsible for your level of communication with the students who order books from you.
- The role is what you make it – As library champion you are free to come up with ideas that you believe will improve the life of students around you. Taking the initiative and involving the relevant individuals in your plans can help them to become a reality."
So having heard what Gloria has to say, does the Library Champion role interest you? If so, please contact Tracy Breheny (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more.