Undergraduate Peer Student Instructor

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Apr 6, 2021

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Student Assistant

Job Description:

Hours: 10 hours/week with a flexible schedule

Length of Employment: Available in Summer 2021, with the expectation of participating for the full Summer C term. Start date: May 10, 2021.

Location: Remote and/or Marston Science Library

The Undergraduate Peer Student Instructor position will work as a part of a new program involving a cohort of undergraduate student leaders representing, promoting, and teaching for the UF Libraries. In this position, Peer Student Instructors will have the opportunity to learn more about the library while working collaboratively on a project designed to help other UF students. Applicants should be available to start at the beginning of Summer 2021 and be able to participate through the entire Summer C term. Peer instructors will begin remotely with the possibility of on campus activities starting in Summer B.

As part of this position, Peer Student Instructors will participate in trainings with the librarians on library services, information literacy, and teaching strategies in a weekly group meeting with their peer cohort. Each member of the cohort will also work on an individual project over the course of the Summer C semester to create new instructional resources for UF students, with special emphasis on outreach to new and first-generation college students.

Some potential projects include, but are not limited to the following ideas:

  • Creation of a Library 101 workshop for delivery to first- and second-year UF students
  • Mini library tutorial videos for a new #TutorialTuesday social media campaign
  • Language about library services for professors to add in their syllabi and Canvas courses
  • A new FAQ page about student concerns for the Libraries websites
  • Collecting testimonials and feedback from other UF students
  • Outreach and connection building with student organizations
  • Assessment of library services through the lens of student needs
  • Your choice – propose something you’re passionate about!

We are excited for participants to bring their own perspectives and experiences as UF students into the Libraries’ conversation about our services, spaces, and teaching.

Equipment Provided for employment: iPad, other tech as needed.

COVID-19 Considerations: This cohort will begin the summer semester working remotely with the possibility of on-campus outreach later in the Summer B semester if conditions are safe. We will follow UF Health guidance and adhere to all safety precautions as necessary, including masking and social distance.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Must be an undergraduate student and have second-year or higher standing by start date
  • Able to be friendly and approachable
  • Able to be punctual, reliable, and work ten hours per week
  • Capable of working independently once trained
  • Basic computer and web searching skills
Preferred Qualifications:

Optional skills that may be useful:

Tell us about the things you’re good at which might aid in the development of your individual project! Some possibilities include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Graphic design
  • Social media
  • Video production
  • Library experience
  • On camera talent
  • Teaching or training experience
  • Student organization connections
Special Instructions to Applicants:

**Additional Documents – Upload Resume (contact Career Connections Center if you need assistance!), a copy of your schedule, and a document with the short answers to these questions: What skills do you have and what skills do you want to work on improving? What is your interest in this program, is there a project you would be interested in completing?

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No