Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester

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$33.04
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$ 29.74
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-8437-6
Published: 
2007
Publisher: 
ACRL
Pages: 
100
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
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  • About the Authors

Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester provides a view into the groundbreaking application of ethnographic tools and techniques to the understanding of undergraduate students and their use of information. The publication describes findings of the work at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries and provides insight into how academic librarians might use these techniques on their own campuses.

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Introduction to the Undergraduate Research Project
Nancy Fried Foster and Susan Gibbons

Chapter 1: Faculty Expectations of Student Research
Barbara Alvarez and Nora Dimmock

Chapter 2: Asking Students about Their Research
Vicki Burns and Kenn Harper

Chapter 3: Night Owl Librarians: Shifting the Reference Clock
Suzanne Bell and Alan Unsworth

Chapter 4: Library Design and Ethnography
Susan Gibbons and Nancy Fried Foster

Chapter 5: Dream Catcher: Capturing Student-Inspired Ideas for the Libraries' Website
Jane McCleneghan Smith and Katie Clark

Chapter 6: Photo Surveys: Eliciting More Than You Knew to Ask For
Judi Briden

Chapter 7: Mapping Diaries, or Where Do They Go All Day?
Katie Clark

Chapter 8: What an Experience: Library Staff Participation in Ethnographic Research
Helen Anderson and Ann Marshall

Chapter 9: Then and Now: How Today's Students Differ
Sarada George

Chapter 10: The Mommy Model of Service
Nancy Fried Foster

Chapter 11: Conclusion: Creating Student-Centered Academic Libraries
Susan Gibbons and Nancy Fried Foster

References

Nancy Fried Foster

Nancy Fried Foster is lead anthropologist at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.

Susan Gibbons

Susan Gibbons is the associate dean for Public Services and Collections at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries and the author of The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student (ALA Editions, 2007).