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This guide provides an overview of the Library Champions scheme and includes support materials for current Library Champions.

Library Champions scheme introduction

Library Champions scheme

This guide has been created to provide information and support University of Exeter Library Champions. The 'Advice and guidance for Library Champions' page has tips and advice for new Library Champions.

As a Library Champion your role is to represent the students in your subject and communicate ideas and suggestions to the Library. You will have access to a budget that you can spend and you are encouraged to promote your role within your subject area and make purchases on behalf of the students on your course. You will have a key contact in the Library who will be able to give you advice and support and answer any questions that you may have.

Exeter Library Champions, your key contact in the Library is: Amy McEwan. Amy is a Liaison Librarian, who is part of a team responsible for supporting students whilst they are studying at the University. The best way to contact Amy or one of the Liaison Librarians is by emailing libraryhelp@exeter.ac.uk

Cornwall Library Champions, your key contact in the Library is Catherine Worrall.  Catherine is a Liaison Librarian who is part of a team responsible for supporting students whilst they are studying at the University. The best way to contact Catherine is by emailing catherine.worrall@fxplus.ac.uk 

 

This is a voluntary role, which we estimate will take up to 10 hours of your time over the academic year. This will vary depending on how much you can, or want to contribute. You can count your time spent as a Library Champion towards the volunteering element of the Exeter Award. 

Please note: we will be using your Exeter email address to contact you about Library Champions matters. 

Overview of the scheme

Library Champions Scheme

Since 2011, we have been recruiting Library Champions from students on taught courses across the University. The idea is to get students more involved in Library matters, whilst offering them a chance to augment their CVs and develop their skills in advocacy, negotiation, budgeting and promotion.

We look to have Library Champions in each subject area, both at Exeter and in Cornwall: we value energy and enthusiasm, and participants from all levels of taught study are welcomed.

What do Library Champions do?

Library Champions meet regularly with the Liaison Team, collate feedback on Library developments and act as a focus group on specific issues. Library Champions may occasionally be asked to write reports on their activities to the Staff/Student Liaison Committee in their department when required. They have also been invited to add a student perspective to our staff training sessions.

Library Champions have also been allocated a budget to spend on library resources. This allows them to quickly respond to their peers' needs for extra copies, e-versions, or any additional texts that the libraries require. 

To find more more, take a look at the Library Champion Role Description.

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Questions?

If you would like to know more about the scheme or if you have any questions, please contact the Exeter Liaison Librarians by emailing: libraryhelp@exeter.ac.uk, or the Cornwall Liaison Librarians at: libhelp@fxplus.ac.uk