Presentation on theme: "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement Discovery & Access Cecily Marcus Karen Williams."— Presentation transcript:
Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement Discovery & Access Cecily Marcus Karen Williams
Afternoon Agenda Brief examples of outcomes from UMN studies (10 min.) Individuals at tables share examples of innovative work with graduate students; group brainstorms possibilities (35 min.) Discussion at table on how to address infrastructure & resources issues (35 min.) Tables share with large group (20 min.)
Discover ShareGather Create Structured Finding Data Sharing Reviewing & Rating Writing Annotating Rights Publishing Analyzing Serendipitous Finding Primitives => Behaviors Keeping Current Collaborative Finding Collecting Organizing Acquiring Teaching Describing
Discover ShareGather Create Structured Finding Data Sharing Reviewing & Rating Writing Annotating Rights Publishing Analyzing Serendipitous Finding Primitives => Behaviors => H/SS Data Keeping Current Collaborative Finding 49% - Less than Effective at Keeping up with their Field. 87% - Draw on Literature from Multiple Fields 43% - Problem: Too Few Sources 85% - Important: Browsing Stacks 56% - Use Archival Research Methodologies Collecting Organizing Acquiring Teaching 43% - Less than Effective Storing Notes/Drafts 73% - Would Use Assistance Organizing/Storing Materials 39% - Less than Adequate Methods for Organizing Materials 35% - Most Challenging: Acquiring Materials 37% - Have Unique Research Collection 52% - Collaborate with Colleagues at Other Institutions Faculty Rely on Colleagues Recommendations 67% - Seek Assistance with Presentations 68.5% - Faculty work Collaboratively 56%- Less than Effective: Disseminating Research 46% - Collaboration Obstacle: Distance from Colleagues 60% - Share Source Materials via Hard-Copy 53% - Seek Assistance with Analysis or Synthesis of Sources 57% - Problem: Obscurity of Topic Describing 76% - Share ideas via Emali or in Person Lack of Knowledge: Campus Resources/Expertise
Into the flow… Where attention is scarce, the library needs to provide services which save time, which are built around user workflow, and which are targeted and engaging... Aggregating resources may not be enough. They will be shaped and projected into user environments in ways that support learning and research objectives. Lorcan Dempsey, Ariadne, 2006
myLibrary: Graduate Student – Physics Ph.D Degree Program
myLibrary: Professional Student – Occupational Therapy
New / Innovative Ideas Share recent innovative work for graduate students at your institutions Brainstorm new ideas and solutions
Considerations for New Efforts What are the characteristics of an ongoing capacity / commitment to assessing graduate students needs and designing spaces / tools / services that support them; and What are the relationships between these needs and those of other constituent groups.
Considerations for New Efforts Choose one or two of your innovative ideas to work with and: –Identify key resources needed: staff, partners, technology, funding, knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes –Begin to identify sources and strategies for gaining needed resources: retrain, reallocate, seek new funding, etc. –Depending on what you identified in the step above, how to you begin to lay the groundwork for internal change?
Discover ShareGather Create Structured Finding Data Sharing Reviewing & Rating Writing Annotating Rights Publishing Analyzing Serendipitous Finding Primitives => Behaviors => H/SS Data Keeping Current Collaborative Finding Current Awareness-- RSS: TOC, MNCAT, Archives, UDC Customized Search Recommender System Browsing Tool Archives ID and Mining Collecting Organizing Acquiring Teaching Annotation Tools Personal Info Mgmt. System, Citation Mgmt Grants Manager, NetFiles, data curation Integrated Request Processes Digital Conservancy Collaborative Tools and File Space Social Networking Course Support and Integration Shared Group Info Mgmt. Tools Copyright, Schol. Com.Tools Feeds, Bookmarks, Object Sharing Blogs, Wikis, Lists, Chat Text, Stats, Geospatial, Design Analysis Tools Scholars Horizon Describing Tagging, Social Bookmarking Tools U Knowledge Map