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SMU Libraries

Library Peer Advisors: Advice from UG for UG: LPAs Welcome You

Who We Are. What We Do.

Who We Are

The Library Peer Advisors (LPAs) provide peer-to-peer support by students for students in areas such as library orientation and tours, database training, and conducting other peer-assisted learning programmes. Studies have shown that peer-assisted learning is beneficial in providing supportive social networks for students and allows them to learn and acquire knowledge from their peers. The LPA initiative expands the already existing peer ecosystems in SMU such as the Peer Helpers, Peer Advisors, Peer Tutors, Comm Coaches and Career Champions.

Meet and greet the cohort of Library Peer Advisors! Need help from them? Contact us at 

Library Peer Advisors

Valli SOA 2019

  • Why join the LPA?

"To teach what I learnt and give back to the student community."  

  • No. 1 Tip for freshmen?

"Win or Lose, just experience every opportunity that the University offers to you all!


Vaishali LKCSB 2021 

  • Why join the LPA?

"As someone who greatly benefitted from utilising the libraries’ services, I wanted to give back to the school community and understand how I could play a part to help others!"  

  •  No. 1 Tip for freshmen?

"Be consistent with your schoolwork! When you are prepared for class, you are also more likely to stay focused during lessons. But more importantly, have fun during your university journey and always be willing to try different opportunities :)

Erinn SOA 2020

  • Why join the LPA?

"To make friends, interact with juniors, share my experiences, create a friendly and fun-loving culture within the team and maybe even SMU."

  • No. 1 Tip for freshmen?

"Don't get too caught up with studying, school life is way more than that! Spend time with your friends & explore more food around campus, not just on campus! (fortune centre, sunshine plaza, bugis, etc.)"

Shannon SOSS 2021

  • Why join the LPA?

"I wished to extend the assistance I received in Year 1 such as help on citations since SMU's style guide may differ from what we've previously learnt in our previous institutions!"

  • No. 1 Tip for freshmen?

"Craft an assignment deadline document to help you keep track of what is due and when it's due as you may encounter multiple back-to-back projects/assignments!"

Sneha LKCSB 2021

  • Why join the LPA?

"I wanted to learn how to effectively use the library resources and share the knowledge with my peers along the way!"

  • No. 1 Tip for freshmen?

"Year grades are important but don't miss out on making friends, having fun and enjoying your uni life while it lasts!!"


Muthu SOA 2021

  • Why join the LPA?

"To explore the research part of SMU and to share the importance of library resources to my peers."

  • No. 1 Tip for freshmen?

"Seek to learn and enjoy the learning process."



Dean SOA 2021

  • Why join the LPA?

"I want to become an LPA to improve my own skills and work on something during the summertime break, while at the same time helping others."

  • No. 1 Tip for freshmen?

"Use the library resources when doing essay submissions and do not hesitate to contact the librarians if you need any help."

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