The Research Associates Program selects and educates students to be peer mentors of research. Research Associates can guide students during all stages of their research in all disciplines. They staff the library and manage their own research consultaton appointments. Research Associates complete Research Methods and Information Resources, a 1/2-credit course annually taught in the spring semester. Research Associates work shifts over the course of the academic year, and are paid on an hourly basis.
The Research Associates Program helps to extend the reach of Research Librarians and provides an experiential learning model in the library, as well as opportunities for student leadership parallel to peer-tutoring programs in Trinity's Writing Center
, Math Center
, and Academic Computing Department