The report proposes that the growing number, and heterogeneity, of graduate students and programs presents opportunities for research libraries to provide segmented services targeted for students at different stages of their academic and demographic life-cycle.
Through their interviews, Covert-Vail and Collard found an enthusiasm for a broad range of new services, from advanced data manipulation and visualization to softer skills-based instruction in time management and writer’s block. They also report that new configurations of library space, housing aggregated services into research or scholarly commons, for example, can both create and leverage collaborations within the larger institution.
Finally, the authors present different strategies for staffing graduate student services, from dedicated positions and committees to more loosely structured teams comprising subject liaisons, technologists, data librarians, and others, who work together to deliver a suite of complex solutions to meet the needs of graduate students in research institutions.
- Professional Competencies
- Staffing for the Future: ARL University Library Hiring in 2011
- Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities (Nov. 2, 2012)
- SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services (November 2012)
- ARL Statistics 2010-2011
- Issue Brief: Massive Open Online Courses - Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries (Oct. 22, 2012)
- MINES for Libraries Webcast
- Fall Forum 2012: 21st-Century Library Workforce: An ARL Discussion
- Fall Forum 2012: Staffing for the Future: ARL University Library Hiring in 2011