EBSS Current Topics Discussion

EBSS Current Topics Discussion: Library Services for Graduate Students

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central


Topic: Taking off from the 2012 ARL Report Research Library Services for Graduate Students, this Current Topics discussion centers on ongoing efforts at academic libraries to focus services and spaces particularly tuned to the needs of graduate students. Collard will talk through some of the key findings of the ARL report as well as some strategies recommended by practitioners in this area. Following this overview, Jill will talk about graduate student services provided at the Michigan State University Libraries in particular. We can then move to discussion around other emerging models of service provision, methods and tools for assessing and understanding your graduate students, and the need for communities of practice in this area, as well as general Q+A.

  • Scott Collard is the Head of Specialized Research Services and Social Sciences, and Coordinator or Graduate Student Services at New York University Division of Libraries. Scott received his MSLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MA in General Studies in the Humanities (Early American History and Literature) from the University of Chicago. His research interests focus on the development of research services in academic libraries. He is a former chair of EBSS (2013-2014).
  • Jill Morningstar is the Education, Psychology, and Children’s Literature Librarian at Michigan State University. She received her MSI in Information Studies from the University of Michigan. Jill is also the coordinator for library mentoring initiatives at MSU. She is the incoming Member-at-Large for EBSS.