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Libraries and Graduate Students

Building Connections, 1st Edition

Edited by Gretta Siegel


222 pages

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This book gathers together a variety of perspectives and approaches toward building relationships between academic libraries and a unique scholarly population with specific needs—graduate students. This valuable resource shows efforts on specific programs and strategies to enhance and enrich the graduate student experience. Contributions to this volume include a wide variety approaches though case studies, an extensive literature review on academic integrity, an initiative for program development in the context of a broader education initiative, and a chapter on graduate fellowships for manuscripts and special collections.

Many of the approaches integrate tried and true information literacy strategies, but they also put unique ’spins’ on these approaches. This book’s scope includes large and small colleges and universities, public and private, and specialized and general. Subjects include stand alone courses and workshops, program development, assessment, distance education, online environments, instructional design, and collaborations.

This book is a valuable resource for public service librarians, information literacy/instruction librarians, library science professors, graduate program coordinators, special collections librarians, and subject specialist librarians in all areas.

This book was published as a special issue of Public Services Quarterly.


'Libraries and Graduate Students provides a broad and intriguing look at an almost forgotten academic population. Its breadth, integration and interdisciplinary approach make for a fine read on a subject that previously had little literature devoted to it' -- The Australian Library Journal

'This is a valuable book and is highly recommended for academic and research libraries' -- The Australian Library Journal

Table of Contents

1. Assessing Research Readiness of Graduate Students in Distance Programs Paul R. Pival, Jennifer V. Lock, and Maureen Hunter 2. Associated Canadian Theological Schools: Building an Online Graduate Information Literacy Course Without a Blueprint William Badke 3. Library as Laboratory: Online Pathfinders and the Humanities Graduate Student Sara Harrington 4. Ice Cream Seminars for Graduate Students: Imparting Chemical Information Literacy Jeremy R. Garritano 5. Information Literacy for Advanced Users: A German Perspective Oliver Kohl-Frey 6. InfoIQ: Targeting Information and Technology Life Long Needs Jason L. Frand, Eloisa Gomez Borah, and Aura Lippincott 7. A Library Research Course for Graduate and Professional Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders Sylvia G. Tag 8. The Literature on Academic Integrity and Graduate Students: Issues, Solutions, and the Case for a Librarian Role Patti Schifter Caravello 9. Integrating Information Literacy into the Graduate Liberal Arts Curriculum: a faculty-Librarian Collaborative Course Model Judy Xiao and David Traboulay 10. The Influence of Rare Book and Manuscript repositories on graduate Research in the Humanities: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program Kathryn James

About the Editor

Gretta Siegel is the Science Librarian and Coordinator of Graduate Student Services at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies