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Title Training research consultants : a guide for academic libraries / edited by Jennifer Torreano and Mary O'Kelly.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2021.


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Description xvi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Summary "Whether you're creating a new peer research consulting program in your library or simply looking for fresh ideas for your established program, this book will give you an in-depth look at how fifteen different colleges and universities approach this powerful student-to-student learning experience. Training Research Consultants: A Guide for Academic Libraries is an inspirational collection of perspectives and tools from library leaders who have created and maintained successful programs, plus thoughtful explorations of the theories and motivations that inform peer learning. In four sections--Introduction to Theory and Practice, Library Case Studies, Perspectives from Campus Partners, and Consultant Perspectives--the book covers everything that goes into these increasingly popular research consulting programs: learning theories, the role of research consultants in encouraging student intellectual development, program administration, hiring practices, training, marketing, and assessment. The book ends with two insightful reflections from former research consultants, leaving us with a reminder us of the lasting impact these programs have on the consultants themselves. Though using different job titles and set in different campus contexts, all the programs profiled here have three core factors in common: empowerment of the student employee, robust training with ongoing support from experienced staff, and unwavering confidence in the strength of peer-to-peer mentoring in higher education. Research consultants bring their unique perspective as students to every conversation, and curiosity is key. They become experts in modeling how to embrace fearless exploration as a key part of learning. Searching can be an adventure, and effective consultants are calm, empathetic, and nimble during consultations, eager to try creative new approaches. Many of the best practices in library consulting programs are shared by writing centers, speech labs, and library user experience departments, all three of which contribute their knowledge to this book in a way that highlights the rich collaborative opportunities between core academic support services. With important lessons from these critical partners, plus practical and reproducible hiring and training materials from libraries, Training Research Consultants is an important reference for academic libraries of all kinds"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents PART I. INTRODUCTION TO THEORY AND PRACTICE. Chapter 1. The Library : A New Project-Based Learning Classroom / Amy Benton ; Chapter 2. How Research Consultants Can Encourage Student Intellectual Development / Jennifer Torreano -- PART II. LIBRARY CASE STUDIES. Case Study 1. Research and Writing Center at Brigham Young University: Developing Leadership and Collaboration / Elise SIlva & Suzanne Julian ; Case Study 2. Information Commons at Butler University: Committed to Service and Student Development / Amanda Starkel ; Case Study 3. The LibRAT Program at Cal Poly: Full Partners in Peer Learning / Brett Bodemer & Kaila Bussert ; Case Study 4. Research Desk Assistants at the College of William and Mary: A Winning Collaboration / Lauren M. Manninen & Don Welsh ; Case Study 5. Reference Associate Program at Florida State University: Training Future Librarians / Emily Zoe Mann ; Case Study 6. Peer Research Mentors at Gettysburg College / Clinton Baugess, Mallory Jallas, Meggan Smith, & Janelle Wertzberger ; Case Study 7. Research Tutors at Grinnell College: Collaborating and Transforming / Phil Jones & Chris Jones ; Case Study 8. Ask Your PEERS at James Madison University: Developing a Peer Reference Service / Stefanie W. Warlick, Kelly N. Miller-Martin, & Jonathan R. Paulo ; Case Study 9. Collaborative Learning at John Carroll University Library / Amy Wainwright, Katherine Baker, & Michelle Millet ; Case Study 10. Parallel Pilots at Lewis & Clark College: Augmenting Training vs. Developing an Accredited Practicum / Dan Kelley ; Case Study 11. Writing Consultants at the University of Dayton: A Collaborative Cross-Training Approach / Heidi Gauder ; Case Study 12. Peer Research Consultants at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: Student-Driven Success / Kate Peterson, Jody Gray, & Andrew Palahniuk ; Case Study 13. Research Mentor Program at UNH Manchester: Peer Learning Partnerships / Carolyn White Gamtso, Annie Donahue, & Kimberly Donovan ; Case Study 14. On Not Reinventing the Wheel: Borrowing from the Writing Center Peer Consultant Model / Kate Hinnant & Jill Markgraf -- PART III. PERSPECTIVES FROM CAMPUS COLLABORATORS. Collaborators 1. Nothing in Permanent Except Change: The Adaptive Writing Center Training Model / Patrick Johnson & Melanie Rabine ; Collaborators 2. Speech Consultants at Grand Valley State University: Empowering Student Voices / Danielle R. Leek & Carl J. Brown ; Collaborators 3. User Experience at Grand Valley State University: Training Students Who Take the Lead in Staffing the Library's Single Service Point / Kristin Meyer, Maya Hobscheid, Kristin Kerbavaz, & Kiersten Quilliams -- PART IV. PERSPECTIVES FROM THE CONSULTANTS. Consultants 1. You Trust Us With This? / Susannah Kopecky ; Consultants 2. A Reflection on Being a Consultant / Caitlin Lewis.
Subject Student library assistants -- Training of.
Reference librarians -- Training of.
Academic libraries -- Reference services.
Student library assistants -- Training of -- Case studies.
Reference librarians -- Training of -- Case studies.
Academic libraries -- Reference services -- Case studies.
Peer teaching.
Research -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Student library assistants -- Training of. (OCoLC)fst01135936
Research -- Study and teaching (Higher) (OCoLC)fst01095247
Peer teaching. (OCoLC)fst01799438
Academic libraries -- Reference services. (OCoLC)fst00795059
Reference librarians -- Training of. (OCoLC)fst01092438
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Case studies.
Added Author Torreano, Jennifer, editor.
O'Kelly, Mary, editor.
ISBN 0838948588

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