University Libraries

Knowledge Market

We're hiring!

The University Libraries are hiring new Research Consultants for the 2016-2017 academic year! Research Consultants:

  • Help students with library research
  • Develop skills employers are looking for
  • Work around their class schedules
  • $9.70 per hour

"Not only do you get to help fellow students feel better about their research abilities, you also continuously hone your own skills and become much more effective with research, communication, and collaboration."- Caitlin, Research Consultant

Applications due 5PM Friday, March 25

  • 2 writing samples
  • Faculty recommendation sent to
  • Completed application

Email your application to Jen Torreano at or drop it off at the Research and Instructional Services Office in the Mary Idema Pew Library (LIB 240).

Download the Application


Do Better Work

The Knowledge Market has highly-trained fellow students who can help you improve your skills. Our Consultants work one-on-one or in small groups to develop your research strategies, writing skills, or polish your presentations.

Allendale or Downtown

Come to the Mary Idema Pew Library, Steelcase Library, CHS 100, or make an appointment to meet with Consultants from the Libraries, the Writing Center, the Data Inquiry Lab, and the Speech Lab.

Connect with one of the Peer Consultant services:


We can help you develop research questions, strategies, and focus for completing assignments.

Make an appointment

Learn more about Research Consultants.


We can help you to brainstorm, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Make an appointment

Learn more about Writing Consultants.


We can help you with topic selection, organization, supporting materials, and delivery.

Make an appointment

Learn more about Speech Consultants.

New! Analyze

Faculty can help you with quantitative data management, analysis, and visualization.

Make an appointment

Learn more about the Data Inquiry Lab.