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Impediments, Partners, And Proposals: Preparing Graduate Students To Start Their Thesis And Dissertation Proposals, Erin M. O'Toole 2018 University of North Texas Libraries

Impediments, Partners, And Proposals: Preparing Graduate Students To Start Their Thesis And Dissertation Proposals, Erin M. O'Toole

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

The proposed presentation will share the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries’ experience of creating and refashioning workshops to prepare graduate students to write their dissertation or thesis proposals. Concurrently, it will challenge attendees to consider the impediments graduate students may face at their own institutions and possible partnerships and services to enable students to complete their proposals. Highlights of the presentation will be collaboration with UNT teaching faculty and the Graduate School, the structure and content of the workshops, and the evolution of the workshops in response to student evaluations.

The Library Research Support Services Department (LRSS) works closely ...


Becoming A Competent Graduate Librarian, Wendy Doucette 2018 East Tennessee State University

Becoming A Competent Graduate Librarian, Wendy Doucette

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

As I enter my fourth year as a graduate librarian (and my 10th year of academic librarianship and my 29th year of teaching), I’m struck by how my approach to graduate students continues to shift. To my surprise, every academic year has brought a new revelation concerning what our students don’t know and do need, which necessitates a corresponding revision of service on my part. Although “competence” is a relative term, I feel strongly that the needs of our graduate students—and the skills necessary for us as providers to fulfill these requirements—are similar to ...


College Author Reception Opening Remarks, Janelle Wertzberger 2018 Gettysburg College

College Author Reception Opening Remarks, Janelle Wertzberger

2017 College Authors

Welcome to Musselman Library! We are excited to host this celebration of scholarly work with our colleagues in the Provost’s Office.

Thank you to Upscale for kicking this off. Nothing says “party” like acapella. We’re glad you’re here today.

Thank you also to the team of people who made this event possible – to the Library Exhibits and Events Committee, which is chaired beautifully by Kate Martin and also includes Jim Ramos, Lisa McNamee, Donna Skekel, Carolyn Sautter, Susan Pinckey, and Becky Strevig. Becky had a baby a month ago, and Sarah Appedu has been filling in for ...


Literature And Scholarship In Times Of Crisis, Radost A. Rangelova 2018 Gettysburg College

Literature And Scholarship In Times Of Crisis, Radost A. Rangelova

2017 College Authors

When I was asked to talk about research, and about my own research, I thought it was important to recognize that much of my work I owe, first, to Research and Professional Development Grants that I have been fortunate to receive at Gettysburg, and also to the people, resources, and institutions that opened their doors to me during the time that I’ve spent doing research in Puerto Rico, including at the University of Puerto Rico and at the National Archives of Theater and Film. Today I would like to speak briefly not only about doing research in Puerto Rico ...


Panel: Serving Different Populations, Nastasha E. Johnson, Samantha Walsh, Moushumi Chakraborty, Mandy Havert, Roman Koshykar 2018 Purdue University

Panel: Serving Different Populations, Nastasha E. Johnson, Samantha Walsh, Moushumi Chakraborty, Mandy Havert, Roman Koshykar

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Meeting the needs of graduate students systematically and intentionally can be a daunting strategic initiative. The students’ interests, expertise, and career objectives can vary greatly. Understanding and addressing gaps in their knowledge can an insurmountable obstacle, seemingly, as well. Politically there may be silos to contend and barriers to perception of “what libraries can do.” We would like to propose a panel discussion where different institutions discuss the wins and losses of reaching different graduate populations. The objective of the panel discussion is to openly share the strategies that have worked for different populations, as well as strategies that can ...


Supporting Scholars In Training: A User Needs Survey Of A Graduate Study Space, Juliet T. Rumble, Adelia B. Grabowsky 2018 Auburn University Main Campus

Supporting Scholars In Training: A User Needs Survey Of A Graduate Study Space, Juliet T. Rumble, Adelia B. Grabowsky

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

A separate study area reserved for faculty and graduate students was established at Auburn University’s Draughon Library in 2008, but, for many years, there was no formal effort to study the use of the space. In 2016, recognizing that the needs of these user groups differ in significant respects from those of undergraduates, the presenters developed a questionnaire to gather information on the faculty and graduate students using the area and the adequacy of the space to support their work practices. For two weeks in the summer and four weeks in the fall of 2016, users visiting the area ...


Cultivating Cultural Intelligence For Serving International Students, Wendy Doucette, Mandy Havert, Kyunghye Kim 2018 East Tennessee State University

Cultivating Cultural Intelligence For Serving International Students, Wendy Doucette, Mandy Havert, Kyunghye Kim

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

We are proposing a 50-minute panel.

Presenters: Dr. Wendy Doucette, East Tennessee State University; Ms. Mandy Havert, University of Notre Dame; Dr. Kyung Kim, Florida State University

The number of international graduate students continues to rise at American universities nationwide. While academic librarians wish to serve this student population effectively, few of us have received formal training or meaningful exposure to this sector of our student populace. This panel will provide first-person experiences from academic librarians who are actively engaging with and researching international students. Acknowledging and encouraging cultural diversity fosters the awareness of building inclusivity into graduate programming. Rather ...


Using Citation Analysis To Develop A Strategic Plan For A Campus-Wide Scholarly Communication Initiative, Scott Lancaster 2018 Individual

Using Citation Analysis To Develop A Strategic Plan For A Campus-Wide Scholarly Communication Initiative, Scott Lancaster

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

As scholarly communication continues its digitally driven shift away from a publishing model rooted in print culture, it is essential that the academic library maintain its impact by keeping in step with rapidly changing expectations and practices. As future faculty, today’s graduate students must learn the skills to carefully evaluate publishers, consider copyright in a digital environment, use information ethically and responsibly, and avoid unscrupulous vendors and publishers who prey on those who must “publish or perish.” While they develop knowledge in their respective fields, they cannot afford to be unaware of both the opportunities and pitfalls of modern ...


Indispensable: A Library’S One Stone Strategy To Improve Graduate Student Research Skills, Meet Faculty Research Demands And Contribute To Graduate Student Retention, Michelle Lang 2018 Pace University - New York

Indispensable: A Library’S One Stone Strategy To Improve Graduate Student Research Skills, Meet Faculty Research Demands And Contribute To Graduate Student Retention, Michelle Lang

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

At Pace University and other master and doctoral universities and colleges, Graduate Students are not usually among the systematically targeted. In the fall of 2016, I undertook to specifically target Graduate Assistants (GA’s) working for faculty in research assistantships. Securing an academic assistantship is a coveted and competitive endeavor, but if the GA does not have the required research skills they can be out after only one semester. While being aware of university retention goals and the gap between GA research skills and faculty research demands, I started a pilot project of creating GA research workshops based on the ...


Not Just Degree-Seekers: Graduate Students As Scholarly Contributors, Roxanne Shirazi, Jill Cirasella 2018 CUNY Graduate Center

Not Just Degree-Seekers: Graduate Students As Scholarly Contributors, Roxanne Shirazi, Jill Cirasella

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Most graduate students are required to produce theses and dissertations that make an original contribution to the field of study. This requirement informs how students and faculty approach graduate research, but colleges and universities often treat the culminating works merely as student records, not scholarly contributions encompassing original research. Librarians, however, are uniquely situated to treat graduate students as emerging participants in the scholarly communication ecosystem and to help them prepare their culminating works for an outside audience. Librarians have the expertise to advise students during the submission process with questions regarding copyright, licensing, fair use, and author’s rights ...


The Research Savvy Librarians: Boot Camp For Teaching Literature Reviews To Graduate Students, Kyung Kim, Abby Scheel, Kelly Grove 2018 Florida State University

The Research Savvy Librarians: Boot Camp For Teaching Literature Reviews To Graduate Students, Kyung Kim, Abby Scheel, Kelly Grove

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Writing literature reviews is among the most common assignments for graduate work, and a requirement for all theses and dissertations. Students find this often a complex and even overwhelming process as the graduate students need to identify and get eligible literature on the topic, read and evaluate literature, and take notes about trends, patterns, and the latest development of the scholarship on the topic. Writing literature reviews involves a number of skill sets from the students, but practical guidance on each step in the process is often not provided by professors. Librarians have helped the students to search databases and ...


The Data Engagement Opportunities Scaffold: Development And Implementation, Abigail Goben, Megan R. Sapp Nelson 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago

The Data Engagement Opportunities Scaffold: Development And Implementation, Abigail Goben, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Journal of eScience Librarianship

While interest in research data management (RDM) services have grown, clarifying the path between traditional library responsibilities and RDM remains a challenge. While the literature has provided ideas about services and student-/researcher-focused data information literacy (DIL) competencies, nothing has yet brought these skill sets together to provide a pathway for librarians engaging in RDM. The Data Engagement Opportunities scaffold was developed to provide a strategic trajectory relating information science skills, the DIL competencies, the stages of the data life cycle, three levels of RDM engagement activities, and potential measurable outcomes. This scaffold provides direction for librarians looking to identify ...


Developing A Bioinformatics Program And Supporting Infrastructure In A Biomedical Library, Nathan Hosburgh 2018 National Institutes of Health

Developing A Bioinformatics Program And Supporting Infrastructure In A Biomedical Library, Nathan Hosburgh

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Background: Over the last couple decades, the field of bioinformatics has helped spur medical discoveries that offer a better understanding of the genetic basis of disease, which in turn improve public health and save lives. Concomitantly, support requirements for molecular biology researchers have grown in scope and complexity, incorporating specialized resources, technologies, and techniques.

Case Presentation: To address this specific need among National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural researchers, the NIH Library hired an expert bioinformatics trainer and consultant with a PhD in biochemistry to implement a bioinformatics support program. This study traces the program from its inception in 2009 ...


Providing Information And Public Outreach Across Three U.S. State Archaeology Offices During The Age Of Open Access, Samuel Thomas Ayers 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Providing Information And Public Outreach Across Three U.S. State Archaeology Offices During The Age Of Open Access, Samuel Thomas Ayers

LSU Master's Theses

Archaeology in the United States has been transformed into a mainstream, practical science over the past fifty years by Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and the federal regulations imposed by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966. However, this form of archaeology has been plagued with criticisms since the NHPA’s enactment including issues of access and use of data maintained by state site files. State archaeology is publicly funded yet state and federal legislation often exempts CRM data from freedom of information laws. To mitigate this contradiction and stem the growing body of “gray literature”, new open-access (OA) technologies ...


Lesley University Library Newsletter, Vol. 2(2), Office of the Dean of the Library, Hedi BenAicha, Jonah Lee Santiago, Micki Harrington, Zack Wray, Rachel Fernandez, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman, Abby Mancini, Marie Wasnock, Sam Quiñon, Jamie Glass, Alexis Dhembe, Robyn Ferrero, Tyahra Angus 2018 Lesley University

Lesley University Library Newsletter, Vol. 2(2), Office Of The Dean Of The Library, Hedi Benaicha, Jonah Lee Santiago, Micki Harrington, Zack Wray, Rachel Fernandez, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman, Abby Mancini, Marie Wasnock, Sam Quiñon, Jamie Glass, Alexis Dhembe, Robyn Ferrero, Tyahra Angus

Library Newsletter

The Spring 2018 Lesley University Library Newsletter is an overview of developments that have taken place in the library since the Fall 2017 semester. It reports on success stories, gives insight into personal accounts of library resources, and new developments to enhance the quality of services.

The newsletter begins with an overview by Dean Hedi BenAicha and is followed with contributions from many of the staff members of the library. This includes Sam Quiñon's article, "Attention Faculty: what Lesley Librarians Actually Do," which indicates how the library field has changed and how important it is for librarians to engage ...


High Quality Courses: Copyright Overview, Sarah A. Norris 2018 University of Central Florida

High Quality Courses: Copyright Overview, Sarah A. Norris

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Presentation given to Instructional Designers in the Center for Distributed Learning at UCF on March 12, 2018 by Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian.

The presentation highlights copyright information and resources for UCF Faculty and Instructional Designers related to online teaching and learning.


Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs 2018 Islamic Azad University, North Tehran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


Dois, Kristin Hoffmann 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Dois, Kristin Hoffmann


DOIs: what they are and why to use them


Creating Accessible Documents, Emily Carlisle 2018 Western University

Creating Accessible Documents, Emily Carlisle


How to make your PDFs accessible


Creative Commons Licenses, Lillian S. Rigling 2018 Western University

Creative Commons Licenses, Lillian S. Rigling


Everything you wanted to know about Creative Commons Licenses (but were too afraid to ask)!


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