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Wednesday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Keeping Pace with Research Patron Practices: A Discussion on Faculty and Student Needs in 2017

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Academic librarians today are more engaged than ever in the research missions of their institutions and while the hats they wear continue to increase, so too does their support of scholarly research. From students who enter the university with varied levels of research preparation to post-graduate researchers and faculty who have to incorporate new standards and practices into their workflow, librarians are often expected to keep pace – whether by speeding up or slowing down – to meet the needs of their patrons. In this session, two librarians who are adept at these efforts will share some expertise on researcher support for the faculty member and the student.

Anne Langley, Associate Dean for Research, Collections, and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University, will discuss how the changing world of scholarship has led to changing processes in scholarly research for faculty. She will address:
• An introduction into the changing research landscape such as new requirements from funding, changing priorities for research metrics, and new ways of aggregating information
• The new roles for librarians that result from these changes
• Tips for success for providing support at the different stages of the research process

Rosalind Tedford, Director for Research and Instruction at Wake Forest University, will share best practices for reaching students where they are – from recent high school graduates who have never written a true research paper before to those from institutions where extensive attention was given to the research process. She will share:
• How to make successful presentations to classes of students when invited by instructors
• How to partner with teaching faculty in order to best fulfill the research needs of their students
• How to teach students to be critical consumers of information while steering them away from unreliable news and ultimately, a skepticism toward information that doesn’t mesh with their personal beliefs


Anne Langley

Associate Dean for Research, Collections, and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University
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Rosalind Tedford

Director of Research & Instruction, Wake Forest University
Information Literacy; Instruction; Liaison Work

Wednesday November 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Citadel Green Room North, Embassy Suites Hotel 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403