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The University Library needs the students' perspective – apply to the Library’s Advisory Board on your own campus!

13.03.2018



Are the loan periods too short? Are there never enough course books? Does the library close too early? Is your e-book not working? Do not worry, you can have your say!
 
Cooperation with the users of our services is of utmost importance for the library to be able to offer and develop appropriate services. This is why the library has advisory boards on each campus at the University. We are looking for members to the library’s advisory boards for the term 1 April 2018–31 March 2020 for all campuses: Viikki, City Centre, Meilahti, Kumpula. Apply by 26 March 2PM!

What do the Library’s Advisory Boards do?
                             
The library’s advisory boards are tasked with acting as a discussion and cooperation forum for the library and its customers, sharing information about changes in the operating environment and making proposals for the development of the Library’s operation. Members of the campus advisory boards include researchers, teachers and students of the University of Helsinki as well as representatives from interest groups. Meetings are held 3–4 times a year. Meetings are hels in Finnish. The activities of the advisory boards start with an orientation event held in April.

Despite its name, the advisory board’s meetings do not consist of giving advice, but rather of handling anything and everything related to the library’s services, from e-books to reading areas and from open science to altmetrics. You will get to influence library services that are important to students and learn new things about the publishing world. You do not need to know anything special beforehand – bringing the students’ perspective to matters is the most important thing.

Campus advisory boards offer a great view of the library’s services. Acting as a member of an advisory board gets you acquainted with the library’s services and provides you with current information about the library’s development projects.

How to apply?

Brief applications should be sent electronically through your own campus’ application page (below) by Monday 26 March 2018 2PM!

City Centre campus advisory board
Students: 3 members, doctoral researchers: 1 member
Apply here.

Kumpula campus advisory board
Students: 3 members, doctoral researchers: 1 member
Apply here.   

Terkko (Meilahti) campus advisory board
Students: 3 members, doctoral researchers: 1 member
Apply here.  

Viikki campus advisory board
Students: 3 members, doctoral researchers: 1 member
Apply here.



For further information on the position, please contact Specialist Jenna Sorjonen (educational policy), tel. 050 3255202, email jenna.sorjonen(at)hyy.fi.

Picture: Veikko Somerpuro. Helsingin yliopisto.