Start Date

22-3-2018 3:15 PM

End Date

22-3-2018 4:15 PM

Location

RM 460

Author(s) Bio

Nastasha Johnson is Assistant Professor of Library Science and Physical and Mathematical Information Specialist at Purdue University. She serves as chair of GRIP, Purdue Libraries committee for serving graduate students. Samantha Walsh is Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Levy Library at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Mou Chakraborty is Director of External Library Services at Salisbury University. Mandy Havert is Digital Research and Outreach Librarian for Teaching, Research & User Services Program and Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program at University of Notre Dame. Roman Koshykar is Computing and Information Sciences Librarian and Graduate Services Coordinator at the Wallace Center at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Presenter Status

Faculty

Presentation Type

50 minutes (Open format, explain in Description below)

Description

Meeting the needs of graduate students systematically and intentionally can be a daunting strategic initiative. The students’ interests, expertise, and career objectives can vary greatly. Understanding and addressing gaps in their knowledge can an insurmountable obstacle, seemingly, as well. Politically there may be silos to contend and barriers to perception of “what libraries can do.” We would like to propose a panel discussion where different institutions discuss the wins and losses of reaching different graduate populations. The objective of the panel discussion is to openly share the strategies that have worked for different populations, as well as strategies that can be scaled and tailored depending on the needs of the groups served. Samantha Walsh of Icahn School of Medicine brings the perspective of an urban academic medical center, medical school, and graduate school which includes professional programs, dual-degree programs, and joint programs with other institutions. We have also been in conversation with Mou Chakraborty of Salisbury University Libraries who serves both pre-professional and social science departments. Mandy Havert from Notre Dame University also serves of the graduate students at her university. Roman Koshykar works exclusively with Computer Science students. Moderator will be Nastasha Johnson of Purdue University, and will ask questions such as: 1) what, by far, as been your campus’s greatest achievement in reaching graduate students, 2) what service or tool did your institution try that was a blaring error, 3) in a perfect world, what do you need the most to have the greatest impact on graduate services, and 4) does your institution have a strategic plan for reaching graduate students or for outreach. The goal of the panel presentation is for those who attend and those who present to learn for each other and craft new ideas that can scaled accordingly for their individual home institutions.

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Panel: Serving Different Populations

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Meeting the needs of graduate students systematically and intentionally can be a daunting strategic initiative. The students’ interests, expertise, and career objectives can vary greatly. Understanding and addressing gaps in their knowledge can an insurmountable obstacle, seemingly, as well. Politically there may be silos to contend and barriers to perception of “what libraries can do.” We would like to propose a panel discussion where different institutions discuss the wins and losses of reaching different graduate populations. The objective of the panel discussion is to openly share the strategies that have worked for different populations, as well as strategies that can be scaled and tailored depending on the needs of the groups served. Samantha Walsh of Icahn School of Medicine brings the perspective of an urban academic medical center, medical school, and graduate school which includes professional programs, dual-degree programs, and joint programs with other institutions. We have also been in conversation with Mou Chakraborty of Salisbury University Libraries who serves both pre-professional and social science departments. Mandy Havert from Notre Dame University also serves of the graduate students at her university. Roman Koshykar works exclusively with Computer Science students. Moderator will be Nastasha Johnson of Purdue University, and will ask questions such as: 1) what, by far, as been your campus’s greatest achievement in reaching graduate students, 2) what service or tool did your institution try that was a blaring error, 3) in a perfect world, what do you need the most to have the greatest impact on graduate services, and 4) does your institution have a strategic plan for reaching graduate students or for outreach. The goal of the panel presentation is for those who attend and those who present to learn for each other and craft new ideas that can scaled accordingly for their individual home institutions.