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1 Aligning Library Services With Institutional Objectives Through Support of Undergraduate Research Programs Julie Jones McGill University Library

2 “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original, intellectual, or creative contribution to the discipline.” – Council on Undergraduate Research Undergraduate research defined

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13 Why this increasing emphasis?

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17 Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award ARIA Awards at McGill University

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19 Targeted instruction

20 Unique needs

21 “It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. Obviously those two modes of thought are in some tension. But if you are able to exercise only one of these modes, whichever one it is, you’re in deep trouble.” – Carl Sagan, "The Burden of Skepticism," Skeptical Inquirer 12 (1987).

22 Scholarly communication and publishing instruction

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24 Information literacy Scholarly communication knowledge Academic literacy

25 Other forms of support

26 New service models

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29 “In order for academic libraries to demonstrate alignment with and impact on institutional outcomes, librarians must accelerate the transition to a more open system of scholarship and transform student learning, pedagogy, and instructional practices through creative and innovative collaborations.” – Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment

30 Bibliography Association of College and Research Libraries. Working Group on Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy, Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2013, 3. Council on Undergraduate Research, “Frequently Asked Questions: What is the definition of Undergraduate Research?” McGill University, "ASAP 2012: Achieving Strategic Academic Priorities," (Montreal: McGill University, 2012), Sagan, Carl. "The Burden of Skepticism," Skeptical Inquirer 12 (1987). Wilson, Robin "Report Blasts Research Universities for Poor Teaching of Undergraduates". Chronicle of Higher Education. 44 (33): A12-A13.

31 Image credits Slide 18: KimCarpenter NJ, from Flickr. Slide 19: tj scenes, from Flickr. Slide 20: Gilad Fried, from The Noun Project. No11569http://thenounproject.com/noun/snowflake/#icon- No11569 Slide 22: Anders Seieroe Mortensen, from The Noun Project. board/#icon-No15745http://thenounproject.com/noun/mortar- board/#icon-No15745 Slide 25: Baabullah Hasan, from The Noun Project. No12223http://thenounproject.com/noun/graphic/#icon- No12223 Slide 26: Baabullah Hasan, from The Noun Project. No12223http://thenounproject.com/noun/graphic/#icon- No12223


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