Working with the Facebook generation: Engaging student views on access to scholarship
Saturday, January 12, 2008
4:00 - 6:00PM
Appreciating, if not understanding, student perspectives on information sharing and access to research will advance library outreach programs. Librarians and students have the power to build valuable bridges of collaboration and guide the larger academic community to reshape scholarly communication.
Tech-savvy students, who live and breathe information sharing, are critical to changing the way scholarly communication is conducted. Not bound by traditional modes of research exchange, students are using all the technologies at their disposal to engage in scholarly discourse - including blogs, wikis and tagging tools. What will they do next? How do they view the future of scholarly exchange?
At this SPARC-ACRL Forum, graduate students from an array of disciplines, institutions and engaged perspectives share their approaches to scholarly communication issues. Joined by librarians whose scholarly communication programs have explicit student-focused components, they explore the importance of outreach and the potential impact of students as current and future key stakeholders. The forum also showcases the winners of the first Sparky Award for the best short videos on the value of information sharing.(See our announcement for more details).
Ray English, Director of Oberlin College Libraries and Chair, SPARC Steering Committee
Podcast | 11.2MB
Slides | 6.7MB
Stephanie Wang, graduate student in Economics at Princeton University and former National Coordinating Committee member, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Kimberly Douglas, University Librarian, California Institute of Technology