Supporting Student Research through Faculty-Librarian Partnerships
Do you want to enhance students’ skills in disciplinary research and writing, but feel unsure about the most effective ways to accomplish this difficult and complex task?
Date & Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
St. Paul Campus
Research & Instruction Librarian Talia Nadir and Erika Scheurer, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, will share the results of a two-semester research study in which twelve faculty members teaching Writing in the Disciplines courses collaborated with their subject librarians in order to support students more fully in disciplinary research. The aim of the study--funded by a grant from the Association of College and Research Libraries--was to determine the impact of faculty-librarian partnerships on all three groups involved: students, faculty, and librarians. In order to determine the effectiveness of the collaborations, Erika and Talia conducted pre- and post-course surveys of the students and post-course surveys of the faculty and librarians.
After sharing their study results, Talia and Erika will make specific recommendations for how to create faculty-librarian partnerships resulting in confident and competent student researchers as well as in librarians who feel validated in their work and faculty who know they have supported this crucial area of student learning as fully as possible.