Student job opportunity!

Interested in paid business experience with a global publisher? The Gale Ambassador Library Support Program may be just what you’re looking for!
The deadline for applications has been extended, so you now have until 13 August 2023 to apply.

Through the Library you have access to a wide range of digital archives and digital primary source databases to help you with your learning and research.

Gale produce several of these digital archives we have access to including well-known newspaper archives and newspaper collections, such as The Times, The Daily Mail, British Library Newspapers, 19th Century US Newspapers, as well as digital primary source collections like Archives Unbound, U.S. Declassified Documents Online, Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and it’s award-wining series Archives of Sexuality and Gender.

The Gale Ambassador Library Support Program is a paid opportunity for students to work with a publisher, develop valuable career skills such as public speaking, content production, marketing and networking (great content for your CV/resume), as well as learning ways to improve your current research skills. Gale is recruiting for an Ambassador at Edinburgh and would welcome applications from those students studying an Arts, Humanities or Social Science subject; all years (UG to PhD) are eligible.

The role, which lasts for the 2023/24 academic year, involves promoting the fascinating Gale digital resources that are available to students at the University of Edinburgh to other students at the university. Gale Ambassadors are paid £700 to complete specified promotional activities (such as writing a blog post, social media posts and running live events).

Full training is provided. There’s also the opportunity to meet and work with ambitious and creative students at other universities in the UK, US and elsewhere, as well as work with international colleagues at Gale.

The application deadline is the 13th August 2023 and this link will take you to the application page:

To access the wide range of digital archives and digital primary source databases the Library has take a look at the Digital Primary Source and Archive Collections guide and the Newspapers, Magazines and Other News Sources guide.

You can specifically see the Gale digital archives and primary source databases the Library has access to via Gale Primary Sources. And we also have access to e-books, journal articles, reviews, literary criticism and more through Gale resources, see what else is available via the Databases A-Z list.

Access to the digital archives and primary source databases is only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.

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