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Research Consultants: Overview


Your Responsibilities:

Provide high-quality customer service to library patrons

  • Knowledge of library staff, spaces, and departments
  • Familiarity with campus partners in the library (CTL and T +I)
  • Friendly and approachable demeanor
  • Refer when you need help

Basic research assistance

  • Using the catalog
  • Developing keywords
  • Searching in databases
  • Referring to library staff

Record transactions in LibAnalytics

Attend trainings

The RLO Department

RLO = Research, Learning, and Outreach

How do Research Consultants support the RLO department?

Research assistance is an essential facet of the department. We provide support to students with research-based assignments. This type of support could include locating sources, trying new library resources, forming accurate and complete citations, or creating research plans for large scale projects. You extend that service to evening hours and in an approachable, peer-to-peer setting.

RLO Student Employment

Research Consultants

The primary role of Research Consultants is to provide one-on-one research assistance to their peers through scheduled and drop-in consultations. In addition, Research Consultants will work alongside Library staff, Technology & Innovation staff, and fellow student employees at the Information Desk where they will assist library patrons with using the library and conducting research.

Spring 2020 Hours

Library Hours 

Monday- Thursday

24 hour access
Cat Card after 12 am

Full-time staff available 9 am to 12 am


Close at 6 pm

Full-time staff available 9 am to 5 pm


Open at 10 am

Close at 6 pm

No full-time staff available


Open at 10 am

Begin 24 hour access
Cat Card after 12 am

Full-time staff available 3 pm to 12 am

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