Monday, 2 November 2015

Who Are You? Who? Who?

Ever wondered what it is like to work on the LRC Team? Former LRC Student Librarian, Sarah Shearer, tells you all about it;

"The LRC Team is made up of volunteer Student Librarians. We work on a rota basis during breaks, lunchtimes and study periods. Student Librarians are clearly identified on the LRC ‘Meet the Team’ board located at the LRC Helpdesk and when on duty, the volunteers are easily recognisable by wearing purple lanyards.

The team carry out various duties around the LRC, including shelving books, cataloguing resources, issuing and returning books and solving printer problems. We can also provide help if you want to find a particular resource within the LRC or if you need help with how to photocopy, print and scan.

Being on the team can teach you many valuable skills that will be useful in the future; gaining work experience in the LRC is a great way to add skills to your personal statement or CV. Working in the LRC can also improve your ICT skills, librarianship skills and most importantly communication skills.

For me, working as a volunteer Student Librarian in the LRC is an opportunity to talk to new people and being part of the LRC Team has been an amazing experience as every member of the team has their own ideas and styles which makes the LRC a great place to work and learn."