Over the last few weeks, the Library staff have been busily attending training for academic reps and recruiting this year’s cohort of Library Champions. There are 23 Champion positions in Exeter and 7 in Cornwall, representing the taught programmes in all subject areas. In reality, even more people are involved as many positions are held on a job share basis.
Champions are asked to collate feedback on Library services, act as a focus group on specific issues and report back via the staff/student liaison committee in their department. As part of the Library’s ongoing resourcing campaign, Library Champions have each been allocated a budget to spend on library books for taught courses. This allows them to quickly respond to students’ requests for extra copies, or for any other texts that the students need.
Library Champions are now meeting with their Subject Librarians and will soon be promoting what they can offer amongst other students in Colleges. Look out for the Champions posters with your own Champion’s contact details and send them your feedback and book requests.