Each semester there are a number of Library projects that you can take part in as a Library Champion; details of further projects taking place next year will be released soon.
As a volunteer, you can choose to get involved with as many projects as you like that reflect your areas of interest.
Century of Student Life
Century of Student Life is being led by the University’s Archives and Special Collections department as a project celebrating the centenary of the University of Leicester in 2022. It will explore student life over the last century and offers opportunities for students to join volunteer teams and take on specialist roles within the department to assist in a range of areas. Roles will include helping to produce social media content, creating and working with oral history recordings, developing creative ideas for engaging the public with archives and more.
Investigating Learning Tools
This is a continuation of the audio tools project the 2021-22 Library Champions cohort developed. The first part of this project will look at updating the Text-to-Speech Tools User Guide that was produced as a result of the Champions’ Audio Tools Project in 2021-22. The second part will focus on branching out the project to produce more guides on other types of learning tools available to students.
Developing the leisure reading collection
Each year Library Champions have worked closely with the library to develop the print collection in the Exhibition Zone of the library This year we are expanding the collection to online material such as e-books, e-magazines and audio books through the OverDrive platform. Library Champions will help promote this new service across campus and get involved in selecting titles to ensure we provide access to a diverse range of content.
More projects to be added so keep checking our website for updates!