Welcome to the Knowledge Market


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, analyze your data, improve your writing, or polish your presentations.

Allendale or Downtown

Drop by the Knowledge Market at the Mary Idema Pew Library or Steelcase Library or make an appointment to meet with consultants from the Library Research Center, the Writing Center, the Speech Lab, and the Data Inquiry Lab.


Connect with a Service

Find

We can help you create research questions, find sources, and develop reading strategies for completing assignments.

Make an appointment

Learn more about Research Consultants.

Write

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.

Speak

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

Make an appointment

Learn more about Speech Consultants.

Analyze

The Data Inquiry Lab will open in November! We can help you with data projects.

Knowledge Market Hours

Mary Idema Pew Library (Allendale)

 

Research

Writing

Speech

Sunday

 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Monday

12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Tuesday

12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Wednesday

12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Thursday

12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Steelcase Library (Downtown)

 

Research

Writing

Speech

Monday

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

closed

Tuesday

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

closed

Thursday

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM,

  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We're hiring!

Enjoy working with data? Become a data consultant and help your fellow students! Working one-on-one or in small groups, data consultants talk with students who are new to using data. They collaborate to brainstorm research questions, plan projects, find data, and create visualizations, ensuring that students come away feeling more confident about their data skills. A bonus? Consultants become data all-stars themselves! This is an advanced student position that works closely with library staff and faculty to provide a valuable service to the campus community. 

Job Duties:

  • Guide students through data questions in one-on-one and small group sessions
  • Collaborate with research, writing, and speech consultants to support students in the Knowledge Market
  • Develop and improve data skills both independently and in training with library staff
  • Support fellow consultants by sharing strategies and problem solving
  • Promote data consultant services across campus

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Experience with data analysis or visualization 
  • Support from a university faculty or staff member familiar with your data and collaboration skills

Download the application

Application deadline: September 21



Page last modified September 5, 2018