About the Program
Randall Library employs a team of undergraduate and graduate students at our Research Help Desk. They assists their fellow students and other library patrons with a variety of library and technology questions. They help with
- choosing and narrowing down a topic and writing an effective research question
- refining keywords
- finding and evaluating different information sources
- basic technology assistance with desktop computers, software, scanners, and printers
Peer Navigators are undergraduate students who work in collaboration with Randall Librarians during the daytime hours and Graduate Research Assistants provide assistance in the evenings and on weekends. Peer Navigators and Graduate Research Assistants engage in intensive training before the start of the academic year and participate in other training experiences throughout the fall and spring semesters. Available positions are posted on Handshake.
Meet our team
Hey everyone! My name is Alexa Blair and I am a freshmen at UNCW. I am majoring in Biology with a double minor in Spanish and Psychology. My aspirations are to be a family medicine physician as helping people is a great passion of mine. Since I was a child, I have always been super busy and playing sports. This semester I am playing club softball and involved in the Red Cross club. I am very excited to be working at Randall Library and can't wait to help people at the desk!
Marine Biology, Senior
Hope Mills, NC
Hello I am a undergrad student here in UNCW pursuing the major of marine biology while minoring in chemistry and oceanography. I have always harbored a keen interest in the field of marine science since I was a kid so it was natural for me to fall into this study. My concentration is in ocean conservation as I believe the marine ecosystem is vital for keeping the balance of our livelihood so it is important to protect it and inform others of its importance. I enjoy many activities involving water, such as swimming and when possible going scuba diving. When not doing so I find myself spending my free time dabbling in other hobbies like video games, baking, and binge watching.
I am a psychology student with specific interests in harm reduction and drug reform. In my free time I really enjoy hiking (when I have access to trails). I also enjoy reading new books and doing embroideries. I'm always looking for a good thrift store. I have a dog named Beru and a cat named Noodles.
Economics and Internation Studies
Hello, my name is Lucy! I am a Junior here at UNCW majoring in Economics and International Studies and minoring in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. I am interested in working in economic development and economic justice. I am also very passionate about voter empowerment and education. I enjoy going to the beach and attempting to surf and paddle board when I can rent or borrow a board. I am also into playing a lot of different sports and I love doing calligraphy as a stress reliever.
Creative Writing-Nonfiction, Graduate Student
Hannah Ter Haar
Psychological Sciences, Graduate Student
My name is Hannah and I am a first-year student working on my Master's of Arts degree in Psychological Sciences. I am originally from Chicago but did my undergraduate degree at Liberty University in Virginia. My hobbies include watching Netflix, playing video games, reading science fiction, and teaching myself how to make beginner-level video games. My research interests include the cognitive effects of playing video games and brain-training games, however, that may change in the future. If you have any questions I am usually at the Help Desk in the evenings on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.
The Peer Navigator program is partially funded in 2019-2020 by an ETEAL Pedagogy Initiative grant.