Peer Research Consultants: one-on-one support for library research now available for students
Drop-in hours are now available for the Peer Research Consultants! Students can sit down and get personalized help with writing papers, selecting their topics, and doing library research....one-on-one from their own peers. The PRCs are extensively trained on Library and academic literature research.
Please encourage students to stop by our walk-in hours at 4 locations (Walter Library, Wilson Library, Appleby Hall, Magrath Library). We have openings and our consultants are available Monday through Friday. For more information visit: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/prc.
Check the schedule for exact times and locations.
What do students have to say about the PRCs?
- "She was very helpful when I was looking for specific information on the library website. She explained the website very well and gave excellent tips!"
- "He was very helpful in helping me figure out what I wanted to write my paper on and where I could find the sources. Afterwards I was able to understand my paper."
- "Approachable advising that assisted me with furthering my research goals; very useful."
What do instructors have to say about the PRCs?
- "...one of my students came in raving about his experience with the peer research consultants....Since then a couple more students have made visits and in their emails to me, I see that their research focus is improving. This is a great service!"
This program was developed in partnership with the University Libraries, MCAE: Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the SMART Learning Commons. If you are interested in print fliers or posters (here is one you can download: https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-16869565_1), please contact Jody Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate Peterson (email@example.com) for more information or to request a 5-minute "class visit to talk about this program in your course.