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Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester. May 1, 2009. ARLD Day, Minneaspolis, Minnesota


<ul><li> 1. Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester Katie Clark Associate Dean, Public Services May 1, 2009</li></ul> <p> 2. 3. Project Background </p> <ul><li>IMLS grant 2003-2004 to study faculty work practices </li></ul> <ul><li>Libraries hired an anthropologist </li></ul> <ul><li>Used ethnographic methods </li></ul> <ul><li>Results made us want to learn more </li></ul> <p> 4. Methodologies Used </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Retrospective interviews </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Photo Surveys </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Mappingdiaries </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Interviews in student union </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Late night dorm visits </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Design workshops for web page </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Design Charettes </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 5. 6. Excerpts Retrospective Interviews And from there, I just kind of poked around and its pretty simple to get the general understanding of how it works.Just trial and error and using what I already know about internet searches. Interviewer:Was that the instructor who ran [the session]? Student:About how to research ?No, it was, I dont even know who it was, just someone who works in the library." 7. 8. </p> <ul><li>Students . . . </li></ul> <ul><li>Worked on papers in chunks, with days or weeks in between </li></ul> <ul><li>Asked family and friends for help choosing a topic or editing their papers </li></ul> <ul><li>Use Google, but not only Google </li></ul> <ul><li>Did evaluate resources just not all the ways that librarians recommend </li></ul> <ul><li>Didnt remember who gave their library session </li></ul> <p> 9. 10. 11. 12. Something you couldnt live without 13. Your favorite place to study 14. </p> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>What do you always</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>carry with you? </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 15. 16. 17. 18. Students </p> <ul><li>Are on the go for hours at a time </li></ul> <ul><li>Do more than just attend classes </li></ul> <ul><li>Eat quick meals, at odd times, sometimesjust snacking wherever they are </li></ul> <ul><li>Carry their belongings with them </li></ul> <ul><li>Use technology everywhere </li></ul> <ul><li>Peek study time 11 p.m. 1 a.m. </li></ul> <p> 19. </p> <ul><li> To participate, you must : </li></ul> <ul><li>Be an undergraduate </li></ul> <ul><li>AND </li></ul> <ul><li>Working on a paper that requires you to find books and/or articles </li></ul> <ul><li>OR </li></ul> <ul><li>Working on a project that requires you to find data </li></ul> <p> 20. Late Night @ Student Union </p> <ul><li>No problem finding materials for their papers </li></ul> <ul><li>Some problems organizing and writing the papers </li></ul> <ul><li>Knew about the college writing center </li></ul> <ul><li>Ask professors and TAs for help </li></ul> <ul><li>Perception:Librarians = Print </li></ul> <ul><li>All expect to do well </li></ul> <p> 21. Late Night Dorm Visits 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Renovation:New Student Space </p> <ul><li>Collaborative study spaces (designs) </li></ul> <ul><li>24/7 (diaries) </li></ul> <ul><li>Power and data (designs) </li></ul> <ul><li>Importance of food (designs &amp; diaries) </li></ul> <ul><li>Comfortable seating (photos &amp; diaries) </li></ul> <ul><li>Lots of big tables (designs) </li></ul> <ul><li>Local Response </li></ul> <p> 32. Large bay windows This is awesome! I think I may live here. 33. </p> <ul><li>8 group study rooms </li></ul> <ul><li>First come, first served </li></ul> <ul><li>Student Reactions: </li></ul> <ul><li> This is the new facebook </li></ul> <ul><li> I love Gleason. Love. </li></ul> <ul><li> OMG, a whiteboard!" </li></ul> <p>GROUP STUDY 34. This is really awesome! The new hotspot on campus. 35. Helicopter Parents </p> <ul><li>Research &amp; writing assistance (interviews) </li></ul> <ul><li>Ease of communication (photos) </li></ul> <ul><li>Local response </li></ul> <p> 36. 37. 38. </p> <ul><li>Understand how undergrads live and work </li></ul> <ul><li>Understand undergrad use of library </li></ul> <ul><li>High staff participation &amp; engagement </li></ul> <ul><li>-- 34 of 117 staff members (30%) participated </li></ul> <ul><li>New organizational culture </li></ul> <ul><li>-- When I was in college </li></ul> <ul><li>-- Appreciation </li></ul> <ul><li>-- Dont guess, just ask </li></ul> <p>Implications 39. 40. Bibliography </p> <ul><li>ANTHROLIBList. </li></ul> <ul><li>Foster, Nancy and Susan Gibbons, eds.2007Studying Students:The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester. Chicago:Association of College and Research Libraries. </li></ul> <ul><li>Gabridge, Tracy , Millicent Gaskell, and Amy Stout.2008. Information Seeking through Students' Eyes : The MIT Photo Diary StudyC&amp;RL News69(6), 510-522. </li></ul> <ul><li>Gibbons, Susan.2007.The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student:Making the Connections. Chicago:American Library Association. </li></ul> <ul><li>Harper, Douglas. 1984.Meaning and Work: A Study in Photo Elicitation . InternationalJournal ofVisual Sociology2(1):20-43. </li></ul> <ul><li>Marshall, Ann, Vicki Burns, and Judi Briden.2007."Know Your Students."Library Journal132 (18), 26-29. </li></ul> <ul><li>Matthews, Brian. 2009. Marketing Todays Academic Library. 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