Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Undergraduate Research Project at URochester

Steven Bell posted a link on the ACRLlog last month to the PDF of the new book by Nancy Fried Foster and Susan Gibbons that describes the several year ethnographic study of how students do research at the University of Rochester. The book is called Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester. You can download it for free at the link above. I've just started reading it and it is utterly fascinating. It gives a real deep look into how our students do research and what the faculty expect of their work. This is exactly the kind of information that we IL librarians need to begin to rethink how we teach our students. The study resulted in a number of innovative changes in how the River Campus Libraries served their students.

Ed E.

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