Enriching The Student Experience

Driven to help others succeed

Enriching The Student Experience

Driven to help others succeed


Peer Research Consultant
Libraries Student Employee
Senior, Psychology Major

Agarwal is a peer research consultant at Walter Library who provides one-on-one assistance to other undergraduates in developing strategies needed to write an excellent research paper.

Being able to help first-year students navigate the Libraries’ vast resources is a very rewarding job. For many, this is the first time they’ve attempted to write a research paper — and it’s often on a subject they know nothing about. We are able to guide them to the most appropriate resources while teaching them critical skills for future research projects.”

Driven to protect public health

Driven to protect public health


M.S., 2008; Ph.D., 2011
Assistant Public Health Administrator
for the City of Bloomington

The Libraries supports faculty in the creation of scholarly publications and helps them navigate such thorny issues as copyright, open access, digitization, data management, and more.

The Bio-Medical Library was vital to my success as a graduate student and in preparing me for a career in public health. It also was a critical resource for me when working on several projects at the U of M’s Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy. It’s a magical place full of history and incredibly helpful staff.”
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Invest in student success

$2 million

The University Libraries is a significant driver behind the sharp increase of U of M students who stay in school and graduate within four years. A recent University of Minnesota research study demonstrates that undergraduate students who use our libraries, programs, or services are 40 percent more likely to graduate within four years than those who do not. This support includes the SMART Learning Commons — a one-stop resource for students needing research, technology, or writing help. Located in libraries across campus, SMART provides Peer Research Consultants, peer tutoring, online education tutorials, media services, and more.

New funding will allow us to reach more students, helping them on their path to academic success.

Your gift to Student Success will:

Provide more Peer Research Consultants at more locations
Develop a student research internship program
Create more technology-rich learning spaces and enhance our SMART Learning Commons
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our collections

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For more information, please contact Heather Beaton, Director of Development, University Libraries, at 612-624-8207.