Research and Information Associates — RIAs — are students who assist peers with finding and evaluating information.
Swarthmore's RIAs are able to:
Work with students throughout the research process across disciplines.
Provide feedback and strategies designed to help students with questions about topic formation, discovery and exploration of relevant literature, contextualizing source material, and citing materials properly.
Engage with student researchers about fostering ethical scholarly practices within the framework of their project.
Appropriately refer fellow students to reference librarians, SAMs, Writing Associates, and other resources for further consultation.
How can I find a RIA?
Starting the 2nd week of classes, RIAs have regularly scheduled office hours at the Research & Information Desk in McCabe Library.