Knowledge Market Services for Faculty and Staff

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Supporting Your Work

The Knowledge Market is here to support students in partnership with faculty and staff across the university. Students are referred to us by faculty, advisors, success coaches, other peer learning services, and many other folks with whom they have formed a connection at GVSU. We are happy to come to your department meetings and events to talk about our services and the ways we can support students.

We offer a variety of services to support teaching, including:

Please browse through our offerings below and contact us if you have any questions or special requests.


Service Presentations

We are happy to come to your class, meeting, or event to deliver a 10-minute presentation on Knowledge Market services. We can tailor our presentation to a student or faculty/staff audience. Please contact Jennifer Torreano, Director of the Knowledge Market, to request an in-class presentation.

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Knowledge Market

Our highly trained student consultants work one-on-one or in small groups to help with your library research, digital skills, writing, and oral presentations. Visit our Resource Market, an online database of browsable resources, which is available 24/7. For information about the Knowledge Market or to make an in-person or virtual appointment, visit

Library Research Center

The Library Research Center offers in-person and online support for students. Research consultants can help students brainstorm ideas, find information, evaluate sources, write annotated bibliographies, and create citations. The Library Research Center is open 10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sunday-Thursday. For information about the Library Research Center or to make an appointment, visit

Digital Creator Lab

Staffed by Digital Skills Consultants, the Digital Creator Lab (DCL) is located on the 2nd floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library and offers in-person and online support for students. Digital skills Consultants can help students with their digital media projects, such as videos, digital presentations, and podcasts. The DCL is open Monday-Thursday 12 PM - 8 PM. For more information about the Digital Creator Lab or to schedule an appointment, visit

Classroom Support from the Library Research Center

The Library Research Center provides in-class support by request. Research consultants work with students one-on-one or in small groups to help them think through research assignments and develop information literacy skills. Research consultants can help with any of the following:

  • Brainstorming and topic development
  • Finding quality information that meets assignment requirements
  • Evaluating sources for credibility and relevance
  • Integrating research
  • Creating annotated bibliographies
  • Citing sources and avoiding plagiarism

Classroom visits work best when students are familiar with their assignment. While research consultant visits often take place after a librarian has taught an instruction session, we also provide independent support. We can customize our visits to meet your needs.

Please use the form below to request research consultant visits for the semester.

Request a Classroom Visit by the Library Research Center

The Speech Lab and Writing Center also offer in-class support. Visit their websites to learn more.

Referring Students

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We love to hear that students have been referred to us by faculty and staff! The easiest way to refer students is to share this link so they can make an appointment:

We also offer 50-minute appointments to many students upon request. Some common reasons that students request extended appointments include:

  • Enrollment in graduate courses
  • Being an ESL or non-native English speaker
  • Accommodation for a disability
  • Studying abroad

We do not ask students to disclose disabilities or other personal information when they request an extended appointment. To request a 50-minute appointment, students should contact Jennifer Torreano, Director of the Knowledge Market, at [email protected].

Recommending Students to be Consultants

While we only hire once per year, the Library Research Center and Digital Creator Lab accept recommendations for students with the potential to become great consultants all year round! We keep lists of students who have been recommended by faculty and staff, and we reach out to those students when our applications open. To recommend a student for a job as a consultant, please email Jennifer Torreano, Director of the Knowledge Market.

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If you have a question or request that is not addressed on this page, please reach out to us at [email protected]

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Page last modified October 13, 2023