Peer Research Assistants (RDAs)
You might wonder what the friendly students who greet you at the library's Research Assistance Desk actually do? In short - they staff the Research Assistance Desk, the information hub of the library. They are trained to answer a wide variety of questions, from difficulties with printing, to help with microform machines, to showing you how to properly cite your sources. While the Research Desk Assistants (RDAs) are highly-trained, sometimes a complex question may prove to be out of their depth. In that case, the RDA on duty will connect you with the librarian on call and/or refer you to the appropriate subject specialist librarian.
Students pictured are left to right: Casey Boelema, sophomore, majoring in Engineering with a chemical concentration; Madeline Baas, senior, Psychology and Theology double major; Jesse Brink, junior, History major; Molly Bruns, junior, Strategic Communications major with a minor in journalism; Laren Cole, sophomore, Writing major; Courtney Zonnefeld, senior, Writing major; and Jonny Sims, Biology and Chemistry double major.
The library staff thanks them for their valuable work!