New skill sets: providing service for graduate students and researchers
VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 14: Skilling Time
Carol Pitts Diedrichs
The Ohio State University, USA
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As students advance in their academic studies, they encounter new software, computer systems, and other tools that will be essential to their success. Many academic libraries are turning their focus to the creation of research commons spaces designed for graduate and undergraduate students engaged in high-level research. These areas are designed to provide help with sophisticated new tools such as data management, digital humanities, and geographic information systems. This paper highlights examples of programming and services provided, as well as the skill sets that librarians need to deliver these services, with examples drawn primarily from North America.
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