Category Archives: ACRL/NY

Fall 2014 ACRL/NY Graduate Student Discussion Group meeting

Working with Graduate Students in your library? Interested in sharing information about meeting grad student needs in your institution? Wondering what others in the NY metro area are doing to provide services and spaces tailored specifically to these communities?

Join us for our fall 2014 ACRL/NY Graduate Student Discussion Group meeting. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss ways to serve the graduate student population through instruction, outreach, specialized services, library space design projects, digital initiatives, and more. We mix short lightning talks from service providers, longer presentations, and plenty of time for discussion.

The meeting takes place:

Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, December 12, 4:00-5:30pm

RSVP by emailing the GSDG co-chairs, Michael Handis (mhandis@gc.cuny.edu) or Scott Collard (scott.collard@nyu.edu). And if you’d be interested in doing a short (5-minute) briefing on an aspect of graduate student services at your institution, please tell us!

Find out more about the GSDG at our website, and watch our blog for updates about our program.

Thanks, and hope to see you there!

Supporting Our Graduate Programs–A Successful Event

Yesterday, the GSDG held a regular meeting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on 40th Street. It was decided that “lightning talks” would be held where people would talk for 3 minutes about how their library was supporting graduate students. Questions and answers followed each presentation. Representatives from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan College, the CUNY Journalism School, and New York University spoke.

The highlight was the presentation by Bonnie L. Fong and Krista White from Rutgers University, who talked about the survey they did of their graduate students and what they learned.

A good (and informative) time was had by all.

Next GSDG meeting: April 23rd at the Journalism School

The next meeting of the ACRL/NY Graduate Services Discussion Group will be:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3-5 pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Room 442
219 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

The title of the discussion: Supporting Our Graduate Programs

This meeting of the GSDG begins with lightning talks from members about the services their libraries offer to graduate students. We also hear about the Rutgers University graduate survey. Join co-chairs Michael Handis and Scott Collard for discussion and snacks!

RSVP by April 20th to Michael Handis (mhandis@gc.cuny.edu)
or Scott Collard (scott.collard@nyu.edu).

NOTE: Registration is required for security purposes. You must bring a Photo ID to gain access to the building.

Meet and Greet @ Bobst Library

The GSDG’s meet and greet meeting was held at Bobst Library on December 12, 2013 from 4-6. It was a great success, in no small part to Scott Collard, the co-chair who led the discussion.

Scott was able to excite and tease out ideas for what the 13 attendees wanted to see in future meetings. Wine, cheese, soft drinks, and other snacks overflowed as attendees got into the party mood and got down to deciding exactly what the GSDG would do in the near future.

 

Next Meeting May 14 at the Bard Graduate Center

Save the date! The next GSDG meeting will take place at the Bard Graduate Center on May 14 at3pm

During this meeting we will discuss several reports that have been published on the research behavior of graduate students specifically and upper level researchers in general. As librarians who work with graduate students what can we learn from these recent reports and how can we structure our outreach, reference, and instruction services to reflect this new information.

Prior to the meeting be sure to read:

Researchers of Tomorrow: The research behavior of Generation Y doctoral students (a joint study commission by JISC and the British Library)

Other recent studies include:

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Chemists (Ithaka S&R)

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians (Ithaka S&R)

Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship (Kress Foundation and Roy Rosenweig Center)

 

This meeting is open to ACRL/NY members. If you are not a member of ACRL/NY join now!

 

RSVP to Amy Ballmer, aballmer@gc.cuny.edu

Meeting and Tour of Research Commons at NYU’s Bobst Library

The Graduate Services Discussion Group (GSDG) of ACRL/NY is a forum for librarians who work with graduate student populations to discuss how to customize and do outreach to graduate students in all disciplines. Join co-chairs Michael Handis and Amy Ballmer for snacks and discussion about working with this special population followed by a tour of the new graduate student spaces at Bobst Library by the Graduate Services Librarian Scott Collard.

RSVP by February 6th to Michael Handis (mhandis@gc.cuny.edu)

or Amy Ballmer (aballmer@gc.cuny.edu).

Scott Collard to speak at first meeting

Scott Collard, the Social Sciences Collections Coordinator and Graduate Student Services Coordinator at New York University, will speak about how NYU supports graduate research. Mr. Collard 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.

Besides graduate outreach, Scott administers the library’s virtual reference services and is the liaison to the Education and Linguistics programs. A member of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Mr. Collard chairs the Membership and Orientation Committee of the Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section. His research interests focus on the graduate student service and space design; the intersection between technology and research services; and user-centered design and customizability.

This meeting is being co-sponsored by the Bibliographic Instruction Special Interest Group of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). It will be held at the METRO offices, 57 East 11th Street, 4th floor in Manhattan on November 9th from 10 am to noon.

If you plan to attend, please email one of the GSDG co-chairs, Michael Handis (mhandis@gc.cuny.edu) or Amy Ballmer (aballmer@gc.cuny.edu).