Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Students - Become a Gale Ambassador, €570 on offer!

Gale is seeking to recruit two NUI Galway students to become Gale Ambassadors. Gale publishes primary source digital archive collections such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online, The Economist Historical Archive, The Times Digital Archive, State Papers Online and many more, all of which you can access via the Library catalogue.

The selected students will undertake awareness-building activities, so more students will find out about and use these archives. Gale Ambassadors will be paid €570.

Benefits of becoming a Gale Ambassador:
*Business experience: You will be working directly with the marketing team at Gale throughout the course of the programme and gain great experience of the ins and outs of working in a business.
*Work publication: Writing for Gale's blog, The Gale Review, can raise your publication profile and provide accessible, online evidence of your work with Gale.
*Public speaking experience: This is a skill applicable to numerous jobs and a great addition to your CV.
*Personal Research: Whilst undertaking the activities required by the scheme, you will also be improving your own research skills and discovering new sources for your own studies.

The Gale Ambassador scheme will run throughout the 2018-19 academic year. You can complete the following activities at a time most convenient to you, as long as they’re spread out through the year.

*Blogging: Write 4 blog posts (600-700 words) for our company blog, The Gale Review
*Social Media: Post 20 times throughout the year about our archives on social media
*Live Events: Organise 4 live events (e.g. speaking slot in a lecture or a peer-to-peer training session)
*Market Research: Survey at least 10 students on their study patterns and experiences using Gale’s resources.

How to apply: Send the following to by Wednesday 12th September 2018.

1. Your subject (plus module names) and year of study for the coming academic year (2018-19)
2. Your CV
3. A short video of yourself (no more than 5 minutes and ideally in MP4 format) explaining:
§ What you would say to students in a lecture to emphasise the value of primary sources
§ 2 ideas to increase awareness of the digital resources at your university, and/or how to use the Gale databases
§ Any other reasons you’d be good for the role!
(Video files will be too large to email. One way of getting the file across is to use ‘We Transfer’ ( – the free version will work fine. Use the small box on the left-hand side of the screen to upload your file, type in the recipient email address ( and your own, then press ‘Transfer’. We will receive a link which will allow us to download your video.)

*Note: Gale is running an in-person training session for all its ambassadors on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September at the University of Oxford, one of the universities running the scheme. The training session is vital, as it will provide thorough coverage of Gale’s resources and research tools. Gale will cover the costs of travel to and from Oxford, food and accommodation.*

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