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Student Peer Research Consultants (SPRCs)

Who are SPRCs?

Student peer research consultants (SPRCs) are upperclassmen who have the research skills needed to assist their peers in one-on-one and class settings to find appropriate information sources for their assignments. SPRCs will help students through the entire research process including :

  • Understanding the research assignment
  • Determining the variety of sources needed
  • Using web-based technology to locate appropriate information sources
  • And more!

Schedule an appointment with a SPRC or chat with us to get started!

What do SPRCs do?

SPRCs provide students with one-on-one research assistance. This includes helping students to:

  • Determine a research topic and question
  • Find and evaluate various types of sources for research projects (such as primary and secondary sources)
  • Cite sources in various citation styles (i.e., MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

SPRCs are located in the Learning and Research Services suite (FLC 115) and are available for all your research needs. Schedule an appointment, chat with us, or just drop in!

How to Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please do the following:

  1. Click the red "Schedule Appointment" button associated with each SPRC
  2. Select a date that works for you
  3. Select a time that works for you
  4. Click 'Continue'
  5. Enter your First Name, Last Name, and Bridgewater email
  6. Click 'Confirm Appointment'
  7. Show up to your appointment in the Learning and Research Services suite at your selected date and time!

Want to be a SPRC?

Learning and Research Services is looking for upperclassmen students with a knack for research that would like to become SPRCs! To apply, please email Taylor Baugher at research@bridgewater.edu

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one research assistance for student peers via drop-in or scheduled appointments
  • Answer questions through the library’s chat services
  • Host or co-host Introduction to Library Services sessions for FILA 150 courses
  • Create library research guides for specific courses and general research topics
  • Curate library book displays for educational and recreational purposes
  • Assist with student engagement and outreach initiatives through Learning and Research Services

Required Qualifications

  • Must be an upperclassman (sophomore, junior, or senior) 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed at least two assignments that required library research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of library services in an academic settings
  • Comfort with web-based technology, especially library databases
  • Customer service experience•Ability to work independently and troubleshoot unexpected situations
  • Time management skills
  • A collaborative and communicative attitude