Over the years I've heard several conversations (complaints) about only being able to dedicate a minimal amount of time to working with graduate students as part of overall duties. Back in 2008 ARL published SPEC Kit 308 which outlined services/positions among schools who answered their survey, and there were very few positions dedicated to working with graduate students like the position posted at Oklahoma State University Libraries. I'm wondering how many of you have such positions, or know of libraries that have positions where the majority of your time is spent working with graduate students?
My title is Graduate Studies Librarian! I only work with grad students, and support all of them on my reasonably large campus (except for the Business school - there are two librarians there). My role is focused on teaching and learning; we have other units that support scholarly comm, data management, etc -- the other aspects of grad researchers on campus. As I try to build a community of practice of T&L librarians for grad students specifically, I have challenges with identifying those who have roles like me, and feel like it will be a small CoP.
Leeanne RomaneGraduate Studies LibrarianMcMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Wendy Doucette, PhD, MSLIS
Graduate Research and Instruction Librarian
Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University
It's good to hear that TLGS will be happening next March! I've been watching the website and hadn't seen an announcement. Do you know when there will be more information available about the conference?
Brianna Hughes, Graduate Student Services Librarian
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300 | Chicago, IL | 60601 | USA
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