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Viikki Campus Library Advisory Council of the University of Helsinki

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2018-03-13 - 2018-04-23


2018-04-01 - 2020-03-31

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The Helsinki University Library needs the STUDENTS' PERSPECTIVE!

Are the loan periods too short? Are there never enough course books? Does the library close too early? Is your e-book not working? Do not worry, you can have your say!

We are now looking for 3 student representatives for the Viikki Campus Library Advisory Council for the period 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2020! The representatives must be students registered for attendance at the University of Helsinki.


Cooperation with the users of our services is of utmost importance for the library to be able to offer and develop appropriate services. This is why the library has advisory boards on each campus at the University.

The library's advisory boards are tasked with acting as a discussion and cooperation forum for the library and its customers, sharing information about changes in the operating environment and making proposals for the development of the Library's operation. Members of the campus advisory boards include researchers, teachers and students of the University of Helsinki as well as representatives from interest groups. Meetings are held 3-4 times a year. The activities of the advisory boards' term starts with an orientation event held in April.

Despite its name, the advisory board's meetings do not consist of giving advice, but rather of handling anything and everything related to the library's services, from e-books to reading areas and from open science to altmetrics. You will get to influence library services that are important to students and learn new things about the publishing world. You do not need to know anything special beforehand - bringing the students' perspective to matters is the most important thing.

Campus advisory boards offer a great view of the library's services. Acting as a member of an advisory board gets you acquainted with the library's services and provides you with current information about the library's development projects.


Free-form applications addressed to the Board of the Student Union should be filled at by Monday 23 April 2018 at 2pm.The application should clearly demonstrate the applicant's experience as relevant for the position, their motivation and their current major.

The Student Union considers previous experience of acting as a student representative in university administration, as a study advisor or as a student representative in various working groups developing teaching as well as connections to the faculty or subject organisation as advantages. The Student Union hopes to see applications from people of different genders. For further information on the position, please contact Specialist Jenna Sorjonen (educational policy), tel. 050 3255202, email jenna.sorjonen(at)