Library Champions

Forthcoming projects

Group of students outside of the library


Within this project Library Champions will promote the Represent campaign by generating online content to share with Leicester students and promote diverse library resources by creating themed online reading lists.

Teaching enhancement

This project will investigate students’ prior experience of research skills embedded within their learning, trial the effectiveness of delivering a research skills focused learning activity through an online asynchronous medium and measure how far learning from this medium is retained and used over an extended period of time. 

Improving the open access content on Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the most read reference publication in the world. It also free to read. However, not all of the external content that Wikipedia uses is easy for readers to access online. In this project, Champions will choose topics relevant to them - perhaps ones you have been studying or are important to you - identify the relevant Wikipedia page(s) and assess how ‘open’ the references and media used on the page are. We will then look at improving the openness of references, adding open access content to WikiSource, or re-using content from WikiMedia Commons. By the end of the project, we will have improved the open access content in Wikipedia making it a more useful source of information to readers around the world.

Inclusive collections

In this project students will develop a checklist to be used here at the University of Leicester by academic colleagues who are decolonising or diversifying their teaching and want to modify their reading list to reflect that.  

"This a fantastic scheme to help build and develop your skills. It's wonderful to work with students from different courses and the librarian is friendly, patient and supportive."


"I've had so much fun being creative and meeting new people across the university and on different courses. It's something different that is not only helpful as I've learned about the library services on offer, but also great fun."

Megan Wankling

"Being a Library Champion was brilliant, as it helped me learn more about the library and I was able to impact how library resources are displayed and distributed to students. I discovered new resources and had to opportunity to help others learn about them as well."

Shelley Lowery

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