Presentation Title

"See You at the Library!” Hosting Hybrid Academic and Social Events to Foster Research Paper Success

Location

Room 1005

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

What do disco balls, glow sticks, research papers, and writing assistance have in common? They are all part of a new library initiative at the Aquinas College Library called Late Night at the Library. Partnering with the Aquinas College Write REASON Center, the Aquinas College Library has begun hosting research paper writing clinics which begin with focused academic assistance and end with music, entertainment, and refreshments. These events have been tied in with the goals of Aquinas College’s QEP to help improve student writing skills at all levels and have proven to increase student engagement in our college’s writing and research resources.

Presentation Description

What do disco balls, glow sticks, research papers, and writing assistance have in common? They are all part of a new library initiative at the Aquinas College Library called Late Night at the Library. Partnering with the Aquinas College Write REASON Center, the Aquinas College Library has begun hosting research paper writing clinics which begin with focused academic assistance and end with music, entertainment, and refreshments. Come hear about how these events have provided a unique outreach opportunity to encourage students to utilize library and Writing Center services while simultaneously offering a fun, stress-relieving social event.

Keywords

Information Literacy, Writing Center Collaboration, QEP, Library Events and Outreach

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 2:45 PM Sep 30th, 4:00 PM

"See You at the Library!” Hosting Hybrid Academic and Social Events to Foster Research Paper Success

Room 1005

What do disco balls, glow sticks, research papers, and writing assistance have in common? They are all part of a new library initiative at the Aquinas College Library called Late Night at the Library. Partnering with the Aquinas College Write REASON Center, the Aquinas College Library has begun hosting research paper writing clinics which begin with focused academic assistance and end with music, entertainment, and refreshments. These events have been tied in with the goals of Aquinas College’s QEP to help improve student writing skills at all levels and have proven to increase student engagement in our college’s writing and research resources.