Study Smart Librarians

Our Study Smart Librarians are experts at researching topics, understanding referencing styles and more. They can advise you at one-to-one consultations to help you improve your skills and succeed at university.

Why should I meet a Study Smart Librarian?

We know managing information overload at the start of university can be really challenging. You may have solved the puzzle of the Western room codes, but where do you begin with your first writing task?

Library staff can guide you in the right direction to essential study resources, tools and services that will keep you organised, save you time and reduce study stress.

What is a Study Smart Librarian consultation?

  • A one-to-one study skills session tailored to you
  • Get skills support for referencing and citation or search strategies to find the best information for your academic writing.
  • Consultations are up to 20 minutes long.

When are drop-in consultations available?

Did you know you can visit any of our eight libraries throughout Western Sydney? From 15 August – 20 October. Please note this service will not run during the Intra-session break, 11 – 15 September.

Drop-in consultations are available at:

Bankstown City Campus Every Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Campbelltown Every Tuesday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Liverpool Every Tuesday and Friday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Nirimba Every Tuesday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Parramatta City Campus Every Tuesday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Parramatta South Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Penrith Every Wednesday and Thursday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Not on campus for the drop-in times?

If you’re not on campus at the drop-in times, you can book an on-campus consultation or a Zoom consultation for a more convenient time.

Role of Study Smart librarian

Study Smart Librarians do:Study Smart Librarians do not:
Connect you with resources to develop your academic writing. Read or provide feedback on your writing.
Support you with developing your search strategy. Give you a search strategy plan.
Guide you to relevant databases. Perform literature searches.
Assist with EndNote and refer you to further help if needed. Proof read or edit your references.
Guide you with using referencing tools and guides to improve your referencing Proof read or edit your work.

Remember, limits apply to your Studiosity usage. See your Studiosity dashboard.