Start Date

16-3-2020 2:45 PM

End Date

16-3-2020 3:15 PM

Presenter Status

Academic Librarian

Keywords

publishing, stem, writing, graduate, program, instruction, workshop

Presentation Type

30 minutes (e.g. Individual)

Description of Proposal

Writing and publishing are essential activities for young researchers, yet many newly arrived graduate students struggle to learn both foundational writing skills and the knowledge necessary to navigate an increasingly complex publishing landscape. To help students make informed decisions through their writing publishing journey, science and engineering librarians at Duke University Libraries partnered with the Pratt School of Engineering in summer 2019 to organize a series of workshops on the publishing life cycle for STEM graduate students. This collaboration was especially unique as it was the first time that the library has collaborated with a school to share expertise with the wider Duke community.

Students participating in these workshops learned and practiced skills important in different stages of the publishing life cycle, such as picking among citation management software to best organize their research and avoid plagiarism, writing introductions and abstracts, selecting a journal for submission, copyright considerations in publishing and responding to reviewer feedback. The organizers selected these topics from questions that they’ve received from students and roadblocks observed in their work.

In addition to detailing the workshop series and its planning, presenters will address the role of the liaison librarian in building relationships that allow for collaborative partnerships of this type. They will also discuss factors contributing to the need for this type of programming, including increased participation in professional masters degrees and growing international student populations in all types of graduate programs.

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Mar 16th, 2:45 PM Mar 16th, 3:15 PM

Getting It Published: Transforming the Publishing Activities of STEM Graduate Students through a Collaborative Workshop Series

Writing and publishing are essential activities for young researchers, yet many newly arrived graduate students struggle to learn both foundational writing skills and the knowledge necessary to navigate an increasingly complex publishing landscape. To help students make informed decisions through their writing publishing journey, science and engineering librarians at Duke University Libraries partnered with the Pratt School of Engineering in summer 2019 to organize a series of workshops on the publishing life cycle for STEM graduate students. This collaboration was especially unique as it was the first time that the library has collaborated with a school to share expertise with the wider Duke community.

Students participating in these workshops learned and practiced skills important in different stages of the publishing life cycle, such as picking among citation management software to best organize their research and avoid plagiarism, writing introductions and abstracts, selecting a journal for submission, copyright considerations in publishing and responding to reviewer feedback. The organizers selected these topics from questions that they’ve received from students and roadblocks observed in their work.

In addition to detailing the workshop series and its planning, presenters will address the role of the liaison librarian in building relationships that allow for collaborative partnerships of this type. They will also discuss factors contributing to the need for this type of programming, including increased participation in professional masters degrees and growing international student populations in all types of graduate programs.