Start Date

22-3-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

22-3-2018 11:00 AM

Location

RM 182

Author(s) Bio

Kyung Kim is the Business and Communication Librarian at Florida State University. She has PhD in Library & Information Science and taught at the FSU’s iSchool over 9 years. A member of Graduate & Faculty Services at FSU Libraries, she taught Literature Reviews to the graduate students at various workshops and boot camps for the past 3 years. Abby Scheel is currently Interim Director for Graduate and Faculty Services and a Humanities Librarian at Florida State University. She is the subject librarian for the departments of Classics, English, Philosophy, and Religion. She has masters degrees in Library and Information Science and Classical Archaeology. Kelly Grove is currently a STEM Research and Learning Librarian and the subject librarian for the Earth, Oceanic, and Atmospheric Science Department, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, and the Biology Department at Florida State University. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS in Geology and attended the University of Alabama for her masters in Library and Information Science. She is currently a member of ALA, ACRL, and ACRL’s sub group of STS.

Presenter Status

Academic Librarian

Presentation Type

90 minutes (i.e. Workshop)

Description

Writing literature reviews is among the most common assignments for graduate work, and a requirement for all theses and dissertations. Students find this often a complex and even overwhelming process as the graduate students need to identify and get eligible literature on the topic, read and evaluate literature, and take notes about trends, patterns, and the latest development of the scholarship on the topic. Writing literature reviews involves a number of skill sets from the students, but practical guidance on each step in the process is often not provided by professors. Librarians have helped the students to search databases and library catalogs and to get materials, but in order to help the students to do their best for the task, librarians need to have a solid understanding of the whole process of the review project, know available digital tools and apps to help scholars manage the task more productively, develop a librarian’s toolkit to support literature review projects, and know the advanced techniques to conduct searches in more systematic and reproducible ways. In this workshop, a team of three subject librarians in Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM, respectively, will give an overview of the literature review project from the students’ point of view, and will share tips for the subject librarians to teach literature reviews in their respective field. The attendees will join one of the three groups of Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM librarians, and participate in customized hands-on exercises and small group discussions.

LitReviewLibrarianWrkshp_Kennesaw2018_Handout.pdf (13 kB)
Handout 1 - Common Mistakes in Preparing Literature Reviews

Types of LRs - Sheet1.pdf (59 kB)
Handout 2 - Main Review Types

Types of LRs - Sheet2.pdf (57 kB)
Handout 3 - Review Types, Strengths and Weaknesses

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Mar 22nd, 9:30 AM Mar 22nd, 11:00 AM

The Research Savvy Librarians: Boot Camp for Teaching Literature Reviews to Graduate Students

RM 182

Writing literature reviews is among the most common assignments for graduate work, and a requirement for all theses and dissertations. Students find this often a complex and even overwhelming process as the graduate students need to identify and get eligible literature on the topic, read and evaluate literature, and take notes about trends, patterns, and the latest development of the scholarship on the topic. Writing literature reviews involves a number of skill sets from the students, but practical guidance on each step in the process is often not provided by professors. Librarians have helped the students to search databases and library catalogs and to get materials, but in order to help the students to do their best for the task, librarians need to have a solid understanding of the whole process of the review project, know available digital tools and apps to help scholars manage the task more productively, develop a librarian’s toolkit to support literature review projects, and know the advanced techniques to conduct searches in more systematic and reproducible ways. In this workshop, a team of three subject librarians in Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM, respectively, will give an overview of the literature review project from the students’ point of view, and will share tips for the subject librarians to teach literature reviews in their respective field. The attendees will join one of the three groups of Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM librarians, and participate in customized hands-on exercises and small group discussions.