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Library community and events

Join the library community

Do you want to find out about all our exciting events in the library? Join our library community and we will email you about activities and opportunities available.

Get involved, make friends and have fun!

Email us at library@bradford.ac.uk and join our mailing list.

Library events

Please come along and help start our library community quilt. The University is a vibrant patchwork of people and experiences, and we are hoping to reflect some of this in our library quilt project. Come along, take a square and decorate it to reflect what our library, learning and Bradford means to you. All the squares will then be sewn together and quilted. You don’t need to bring anything with you but your creativity, as materials will be provided.

There will be a quick presentation at the start of the session and then you will have the opportunity to gather materials to get started. We are not expecting anyone to finish anything in the session. You can take your square away and work on it at your own pace. This is also a great opportunity to make new connections and learn and share new skills.

We are hoping that you will contribute the first squares to the quilt and that we will keep adding to it, so that it becomes a living part of our library, changing, and growing as time goes by.

Library Community Quilt Session on Thu 30 Nov, 12:00-13:00, at JBP 0.17 (ask at the library counter for directions)

Booking is required as space in the room will be limited.

 

Volunteer in the Library

We have to exciting opportunities for you to volunteer with the Library and join our library community. You will meet new people, gain new skills and knowledge, and have your contribution recognised as part of your academic transcript (undergraduate and postgraduate students). Postgraduate research students (PGRs) will be issued with a Library Certificate of Achievement for appropriate roles.

Both of the listed roles below are part of the Bradford Employability Awards - opportunities to develop skills and experiences outside the classroom and have them recognised for employers to see.

Role 1 - become a Student Event Coordinator (Library Services)

As a student event coordinator, you will get involved in planning, promoting and participating in activities and events in the library. This will give you the opportunity to have fun, learn new skills and find people with shared interests and to enrich your experience of university life. Events in Semester 1 include the Library Book Group; 'Solve an Interactive Mystery' - featuring Special Collections; and 'Come and help make a library quilt'.

Role summary Student Event Coordinator
What is the role? The role involves planning, promotion and participation in library activities and events.
What will I be doing?

You will be:

  • contributing new ideas for events to run in the future.
  • planning events and participating on the 'Discord' site.
  • promoting events to students.
  • participating and running the events in the library.
This opportunity might be ideal if you want -
  • to meet students with shared interests.
  • to develop your Information and Digital Literacy skills
  • to develop team working and planning skills, and work innovatively.
You will need -
  • time (25h between 23 Nov-24 Apr) and an interest in the Library.
  • to be able to say what you bring to the role.
We will provide -
  • a warm welcome and support.
  • an introduction to the library and the role.
  • recognition of your owrk on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR)

For any enquiries, contact Kirsty Carver, the Head of Library Services.

Role 2 - Join the Library Advisory Group

The Library Advisory Group is a brand new group. We want to make sure that students are at the heart of all our activities and plans. You will join a group of fellow students and a few library staff members. We will work together to plan the future of the library to ensure a student perspective on all our key projects. The group will be co-chaired by students and decision making and responsibilities will be jointly owned. Come and tell us what you want to see and play a real part in the future of the library.

Role summary Library Advisory Group member
What is the role? The role involves acting as a representative student voice, helping to inspire, influence and develop library services at the University.
What will I be doing?

You will be -

  • playing an active part in regular meetings as a critical friend.
  • co-creating the Library Strategic Plan.
  • influencing building and service developments.
  • seeking and representing student perspectives.
The opportunity might be ideal if you want -
  • to meet and work with new people.
  • to make a difference to a large university service.
  • to develop team working, influencing and planning skills.
You will need -
  • time (25h between 23 Nov-24 Apr) and an interest in the Library.
  • to be able to say what you will bring to the role.
We will provide - 
  • a warm welcome and support.
  • an introduction to the library and the role.
  • recognition of your work on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) or Library Certificate of Achievement.

For any enquiries, contact Angela Davies, The Head of Library Academic Services and Research Support.