Student Advisory Committee (RULA-SAC)

What is RULA-SAC?

This committee is designed to facilitate direct communication between the Library and the students it serves. The committee is comprised of students who are interested in enhancing Library resources, services and space, providing constructive feedback, and developing ideas for creating a better student experience at the Library. We welcome Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Education students to join!

When does it meet? The Committee will meet at scheduled times during the Fall and Winter terms. Membership is from September to April 2014-15.

The committee will meet at the following dates and times.

SLC Focus Group Session Topics:

This year’s topics will centre on the new Student Learning Centre with a focus on two key priorities of the Academic Plan:

  • Student engagement and success

  • Innovation Ecosystem

Session 1: Oct 9 (12-2pm) 

SLC Ambassadors: spreading the spirit & why it is important to academic success

The SLC Ambassadors will be a dedicated group of students from across campus who will work together to foster student engagement in support of a successful launch of the SLC. They will spread the spirit, inform students about the SLC and welcome them into the building when it opens.

Session 2: Nov 11 (4-6pm)

LIB Invigorate: refreshing the place and make your mark

LIB Invigorate is a student-driven initiative which is made-up of “refresh” projects that will help to revitalize and infuse the current Library with student pride and spirit. Students want to ensure that the sister-towers of LIB and SLC are the heart of the campus.

Winter Sessions:

Session 3: February 10 (4-6pm) 

Session 4: March 10 (4-6pm)

Topics will be informed by the outcome of the fall sessions. Deadline for applications: Oct 2nd, 2014

Application Form 2014-2015

Successful candidates are expected to commit to attending all meetings. This ensures consistency in committee membership. Please do not apply if you will have ongoing conflicts in your schedule that will make it difficult for you to participate.To be as inclusive as possible, and provide the opportunity to as many students as possible, the 2014-2015 committee will be comprised of students who have not been part of RULA-SAC in previous years.  If you have previously been a member of RULA-SAC and would still like to be engaged, there are other opportunities. We are currently building an Ambassador team.

The role of RULA-SAC is important.  Here are some examples of initiatives and themes from past committees:

  1. Feedback Fridays – pop-up feedback from students on library related services

  2. Development of the Silent Study Floor – policies, practices and promotional campaign

  3. Ambassadors at the annual Learning Commons Open House

  4. Advised on mobile learning initiatives

  5. Explored e-learning initiatives to support student academic success

  6. Marketing and promotion of library services

What will RULA-SAC members do?

  • Attend committee meetings

  • Provide a student perspective on Library resources and services

  • Participate in the development of surveys and other assessment tools

Who can join?

We encourage participation from undergraduates, graduate students, and CE students from across all disciplines. The committee will ideally have 15-20 members.

What’s in it for you?

  • Help improve the student experience at the Library!

  • Add to your resume!

  • Learn more about your Library!

  • Gain committee experience!

  • Meet new people!

  • Free dinner/lunch!!!

Have More Questions? Please email (rula@ryerson.ca)