Start Date

16-3-2020 10:00 AM

End Date

16-3-2020 10:30 AM

Author(s) Bio

Dr. Olga Koz is the experienced Graduate Education Librarian at the Kennesaw State University. She provides instruction, training, and research support for faculty and graduate students on topics including research synthesis, systematic and traditional literature review, literature searching and evaluation, research impact, data, and digital research tools. She also a member of the College of Education faculty-driven organization “Research Consortium,” where she supports the other elements of the research cycle (data management, publishing, measuring research impact, and so on). Her areas of expertise include educational psychology, knowledge and media management, information and computer science, including information retrieval using a cluster, concept, and sematic search. Olga holds a Doctor of Management (DM) with a concentration in Emerging Media Management from the Colorado Technical University and a Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) from Emporia State University. She also earned the postgraduate diploma in Psychology from the Tver State University and the Honors Diploma in Library Science with a specialization in Teaching Methods from the Moscow State University of Culture.

Presenter Status

Academic Librarian

Keywords

Community of Practice; Research Support; Academic Librarians; Occupational Roles; Teacher organizationss

Presentation Type

30 minutes (e.g. Individual)

Description of Proposal

When instructors and researchers work together to support the entire research lifecycle, amazing things happen! Find out how the Research Consortium at the KSU College of Education is combining the skills of the librarian and faculty members to foster the scholar identity, research skills, and scholarly communication competencies of researchers. Through a Research Consortium, we are developing collaborative research models, tools, and resources that support everyone, from doctoral students to teachers - scholars in the field.

The presenter, an academic librarian and a member of the KSU College of Education Research Consortium, will describe examples of how a productive alliance between librarians and faculty members improve the research and learning processes.

Examples include:

a) the formation of the Research Consortium, a faculty-driven community of practice (virtual and face2face) that supports research and sharing knowledge of all aspects of scholarly communication;

b) the design of new interactive models and tools of teaching research design and methods;

c) the set of workshops, courses, consulting sessions, including a literature review and scholarly communication seminars to assist beginning researchers,

d) the interactive Research Methods Lab, which uses AR and other initiatives that support and engage emerging scholars.

In this presentation, the author will not only describe previously mentioned successful initiatives but also will show results arising from their evaluation.

The presenter will also address the misconception about the role of the librarian in scholarly communication. When librarians discuss scholarly communication, the emphasis is on advocacy for open access and academic library’s initiatives in the dissemination of scholarship/publishing. Less attention is placed on a librarian’s role in supporting the whole research lifecycle and collaboration between librarians and faculty in research; this creates a void in fostering emerging scholars’ identity, their research skills, and knowledge of scholarly communication.

What takeaways will attendees learn from your session?

The presentation might serve as a how-to-do guide to creating a community of researchers or the infrastructure that supports research. However, the presenter will invite discussion about the changing role of an academic librarian in the research cycle and in "scholarly communication"

The home of the Research Consortium https://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/research-consortium/index.php

The Interactive Research Methods Lab https://libguides.kennesaw.edu/IRML/

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Role of an academic librarian in a research community

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Mar 16th, 10:00 AM Mar 16th, 10:30 AM

Developing the Community of Researchers: A Role of an Academic Librarian

When instructors and researchers work together to support the entire research lifecycle, amazing things happen! Find out how the Research Consortium at the KSU College of Education is combining the skills of the librarian and faculty members to foster the scholar identity, research skills, and scholarly communication competencies of researchers. Through a Research Consortium, we are developing collaborative research models, tools, and resources that support everyone, from doctoral students to teachers - scholars in the field.

The presenter, an academic librarian and a member of the KSU College of Education Research Consortium, will describe examples of how a productive alliance between librarians and faculty members improve the research and learning processes.

Examples include:

a) the formation of the Research Consortium, a faculty-driven community of practice (virtual and face2face) that supports research and sharing knowledge of all aspects of scholarly communication;

b) the design of new interactive models and tools of teaching research design and methods;

c) the set of workshops, courses, consulting sessions, including a literature review and scholarly communication seminars to assist beginning researchers,

d) the interactive Research Methods Lab, which uses AR and other initiatives that support and engage emerging scholars.

In this presentation, the author will not only describe previously mentioned successful initiatives but also will show results arising from their evaluation.

The presenter will also address the misconception about the role of the librarian in scholarly communication. When librarians discuss scholarly communication, the emphasis is on advocacy for open access and academic library’s initiatives in the dissemination of scholarship/publishing. Less attention is placed on a librarian’s role in supporting the whole research lifecycle and collaboration between librarians and faculty in research; this creates a void in fostering emerging scholars’ identity, their research skills, and knowledge of scholarly communication.