Why not become a Library Associate?

Are you interested in improving the Library, making friends, and even a bit of cheeky cash on the side? Then join the Library Associates scheme to get stuck in with projects and plans that make a real impact.  

By Olivia Collins

The 2021-22 Library Associate team have helped to curate displays and collections, plan the More Books- Diversify Your Library! campaign and write content for the new Library Newsletter.  

If what you’re looking for is a programme to boost your applications, then look no further. The LA scheme qualifies for the new Warwick Skills Award, which shows prospective employers your skills development alongside your studies. Within the scheme are opportunities to work on marketing skills, teamwork, project development and the invaluable chance to hear directly from members of staff about their roles and departments. 

However, if what you’re looking for is fun, and the chance to socialise and meet new people, don’t worry. With students joining from across departments and years to chat at 2-3 termly meetings, eating amazing cakes baked by Library staff, it’s a nice way to spend an afternoon. There’s no pressure to dive straight in with projects and extra roles – the commitment level is entirely up to you – no pressure! 

Hear from current LA members on their experiences here on the Library’s Study Blog. 

If this doesn’t already sell you on signing up, you’ll also get free Library Associate jumpers, and several opportunities across the year to earn money on the side at open days and other events. So, look out for sign ups, get your voice heard, and eat free cake! 

If you’d like more information on the Library Associates, including information of how to sign-up, then head to the website.

Header Image: University of Warwick.

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