Start Date

17-3-2020 9:45 AM

End Date

17-3-2020 10:15 AM

Author(s) Bio

Ms. Hartle is the Coordinator of Public Services at the University of Georgia's Science Library. She is the liaison to the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Warnell School of Forestry. Ms. Forester is a Research and Instruction librarian at the University of Georgia's Science Library. She is the liaison to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Odum School of Ecology, Marine Sciences, and Dance.

Presenter Status

Academic Librarian

Keywords

STEM graduate students, workshops, campus partners

Presentation Type

30 minutes (e.g. Individual)

Description of Proposal

Each Fall and Spring semester, the UGA Science Library hosts a series of workshops for undergraduate and graduate students during one consolidated week focused on research needs. In the past year, librarians at the Science Library noticed a large and growing need for research and wellness support for our STEM graduate students. This led us to begin to collaborate with the graduate school, University Health Center, and other science and medical librarians. Through this collaboration, we reconstructed our semesterly workshop series to be tailored specifically to STEM graduate students. We offered workshops on citation management, tools for tracking scholarly presence, health and wellness, and systematic reviews how-to. Our collaboration with the graduate school helped us fund our keynote speaker, Emily Pentzer, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Materials Engineering at Texas A&M. Dr. Pentzer presented “What I Wish I had Known and What I Wish My Students Knew for Graduate School” and hosted a workshop in the afternoon, “Getting Work Done: Setting Research and Professional Goals”. Through our partnerships and tailoring of the program, we saw an increase in attendance to the workshops during the week, and received feedback praising this week-long series. In this presentation, we want to share with you what worked well and our collaborations with campus partners to better serve our graduate students, in hopes that it sparks ideas to help you serve your own graduate student populations.

What takeaways will attendees learn from your session?

Tips for collaborating across campus to improve library-sponsored programming

Identifying research needs of graduate students in STEM disciplines

Logistics for setting up a week-long series of programming

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Mar 17th, 9:45 AM Mar 17th, 10:15 AM

Helping STEM Graduate Students Fall into Research

Each Fall and Spring semester, the UGA Science Library hosts a series of workshops for undergraduate and graduate students during one consolidated week focused on research needs. In the past year, librarians at the Science Library noticed a large and growing need for research and wellness support for our STEM graduate students. This led us to begin to collaborate with the graduate school, University Health Center, and other science and medical librarians. Through this collaboration, we reconstructed our semesterly workshop series to be tailored specifically to STEM graduate students. We offered workshops on citation management, tools for tracking scholarly presence, health and wellness, and systematic reviews how-to. Our collaboration with the graduate school helped us fund our keynote speaker, Emily Pentzer, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Materials Engineering at Texas A&M. Dr. Pentzer presented “What I Wish I had Known and What I Wish My Students Knew for Graduate School” and hosted a workshop in the afternoon, “Getting Work Done: Setting Research and Professional Goals”. Through our partnerships and tailoring of the program, we saw an increase in attendance to the workshops during the week, and received feedback praising this week-long series. In this presentation, we want to share with you what worked well and our collaborations with campus partners to better serve our graduate students, in hopes that it sparks ideas to help you serve your own graduate student populations.