Presentation Title

An interdisciplinary partnership: The adventure of research student mentoring as a librarian

Location

Room 211

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

With an undergraduate research initiative present at my university, both faculty members and undergraduate students are encouraged and expected to conduct research. However, never before were they conducting the research together. Librarians would help judging research projects, serve on committees concerning undergraduate research and provide research consultations; however, there was no direct mentoring taking place with undergrad researchers and librarian faculty.

This presentation will cover the first librarian-led undergraduate research projects at the university. It will cover the initial recruitment of students, working with students, what worked, what didn't, and the incorporation of information literacy coinciding with the student researcher's disciplines.

Working with undergraduate research students is extremely rewarding, and benefits the students and the librarian professionally. Both learn from one another and information literacy concepts are discovered in correlation with another discipline broadening understanding for student researchers and users of the study.

Presentation Description

This presentation will cover the first librarian-led undergraduate research projects at a mid-size regional university. It will cover the initial recruitment of students, working with students, what worked, what didn't, and the incorporation of information literacy coinciding with the student researcher's disciplines. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss next steps in undergraduate student research collaboration.

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Sep 16th, 12:15 PM Sep 16th, 1:30 PM

An interdisciplinary partnership: The adventure of research student mentoring as a librarian

Room 211

With an undergraduate research initiative present at my university, both faculty members and undergraduate students are encouraged and expected to conduct research. However, never before were they conducting the research together. Librarians would help judging research projects, serve on committees concerning undergraduate research and provide research consultations; however, there was no direct mentoring taking place with undergrad researchers and librarian faculty.

This presentation will cover the first librarian-led undergraduate research projects at the university. It will cover the initial recruitment of students, working with students, what worked, what didn't, and the incorporation of information literacy coinciding with the student researcher's disciplines.

Working with undergraduate research students is extremely rewarding, and benefits the students and the librarian professionally. Both learn from one another and information literacy concepts are discovered in correlation with another discipline broadening understanding for student researchers and users of the study.